Who the heck are you, and what in the world is this blog about?

About me:

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The hubs and I after a Young The Giant concert.

 

My name is Chelsea, and I’m just a married gal living in Texas , crafting and imagining away. I have FMS, anxiety, and epilepsy, but I don’t let those things define me. Chronic illness does affect my day to day, though, so I have to schedule my life around meds and sudden onsets of feeling like crapola. Since a normal 9-5 doesn’t work out so well with that kind of schedule, I work from home, running a small business with my mom, who also has chronic health problems, creating fashion accessories, home decor, jewelry, costumes, and other fun things for people, and reselling vintage. So, really, it’s more of a hobby, since we spend a lot of our time together and doctors’ appointments. (If you’d like to check out our Etsy shops, you can check out my other blog, Buy Me Love, or just go straight to shoppin’ here and here.)

My DH and I have been happily married for about 5 and a half years. We met through a childhood friend of mine, Allison, when she invited Tom and his brother (my brother in law, James,) to a party she had at her apartment in the building next to theirs. Tom had just moved to Texas after being in the Marines to live with his brother, and my friend and I had just recently re-connected. (We tell Allison we’re all her fault.) We have an adorable Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, Bee, who likes snuggles and chasing squirrels in our back yard.

I can proudly say I’m both a nerd and a geek. I especially enjoy reading and writing, and I’m a fangirl of many different TV shows, movies, comic books and graphic novels. For those who want to know, my hairstyle is a “flophawk,” or an undercut (my hair is shaved, except a longer strip on top that flops to one side.) Other things I enjoy are: drawing, singing, listening to great music, embroidery, pie, costume and prop making, getting at least 9 hours of sleep, wearing vintage clothing, movie nights with my husband and brother in law, craft shows and treasure hunting with my mom, yoga, doing funny voices and impersonations, and eating anything with cheese on it. One big thing on my bucket list is to learn how to make special fx appliances and apply special fx makeup.

Fun fact: my nickname is Miss Cheese. It’s kind of a long, nonsensical story that has nothing to do with me actually liking cheese, but if the shoe fits …

Want to know what you’ll be reading about before clicking the “follow” button? 

The serious side: I’ll write about my little life, sharing what I’ve learned and experienced in hopes that I can help educate people, promote empathy and understanding, and foster a sense of community among people who suffer with (or are close to someone with) chronic illness, especially of the invisible variety. I’ll share info about dealing with health problems, whether you’re the one with them, or a friend or family member of someone who is sick, and share links to new research and any other good online resources I find.

The fun side: I’ll teach you how to do some awesome DIY projects that will take your mind off of whatever you have going on in your life that you need to escape from for a minute or two. Anyone can make stuff, and if you find the right stuff, it can be a lot of fun. I’ll probably talk about Pinterest, because I’m a very visually oriented person, and I’ll post cute and funny images, comic strips, and quotes. (There will definitely be animals.) I’ll share the awesome things I’m reading or watching, so you can love them, too. I’ll joke about the serious stuff, because that’s how I roll, and I know that’s how so many other people cope with life in general. Mostly, I want to make you smile.

I’d like to think I’m super friendly, no matter how introverted, so message or comment any time to talk or ask questions, and I’ll contact you back as fast as I can. I’d be lying if I said there are no dumb questions (I know they’re out there,) but you can ask me almost anything, just as long as you keep it nice and it’s nothing inappropriate. (For example, no pervy questions will be answered, and I’ll use the block button without hesitation. Not that you’re a perv, but some people are, and I don’t want to talk to them.)

Gentle hugs,

Chels

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