Intentionally back from the Void: hello 2023!

January 12, 2023
Chelsea, a fat white woman, is standing in front of a cluttered wall. She is wearing a blue floral shirt tied at the waist, and medium-blue jeans. Her head is thrown back in laughter, and her hands are on her hips.

Oh hello, long time no see!

I’m back, after a long long pause due to *gestures* all of that. While I’ve been gone I’ve: moved! Had to say goodbye to Magdalen ๐Ÿ’”. Been able to see my nephews (and brother and sister-in-law) roughly once every two months! Started shifting jobs at my company! Been exploring my new city and meeting new people! Overall, it’s been a lovely, sad, fun, weird, hard, joyful time. This year one of my goals is to be more intentional with my time, and one of the things that I want to be intentional about is this blog; even if no one reads it, it’s really fun to have an outlet to shout into the void!

One of the reasons I’m back is that I want to be more intentional with my time and how I spend it.

In fact, my word for 2023 is “Intentional.” I want to spend more time doing things that bring me joy and less time sitting in front of a TV zoning out while hot people “fall in love” (aka watch “Love Island”). I want to make more intentional choices and less “I didn’t do anything until it was too late and now this is my option” choices.

For instance, I sincerely love writing, whether it’s in my journal, little snippets of fiction that promptly get deleted (whoops), cards to loved ones, or (o you see where this is going?) this blog. The process of just unscrewing the top of my head and scooping out the thoughts that float around there, and dumping them out SOMEWHERE? Ooooh baby that’s the stuff! While I doubt I’ll ever do anything with my writing beyond this blog, having it as an outlet is a thought that brings me joy.

I want to try to write here once a week. There’s lots of thoughts floating around in my brain, and I want to share them with someone, somehow.

It’s going to probably be chaotic; nothing in my brain is organized, why would my blog be?

There will be posts rife with vulnerability, and other posts that are just the following:

Please listen to this song and tell me you don’t have a lil baby groove in your day.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Because, it’s intentionally me ๐Ÿ’–


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I’m Chelsea, half human, half disco ball, total joyful disaster. When I’m not walking my dog or sewing some fun clothes you can find me listening to records, exploring my city and doing my best to bring joy to my every day.