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I’ve been doing lots of thinking lately about the blog, about life, and about the future.  And the deal with all three of those things is this: they’re completely uncertain.  Mr. Lovely and I are at a transition point in our life together, and it’s a little uncomfortable.  Not bad; just uncomfortable.  The blog is at a place where it’s wanting to grow and I need to figure out how to do it in a way that’s sustainable for me, because I absolutely love Lovely Indeed and I love blogging.  Mr. Lovely and I are trying to plan a future for ourselves that’s right for us, which may not be the traditional “get married, get jobs, buy a house, have kids, be normal people” scenario.  (Or maybe it will be — who knows?)  And life is moving right along, and we’re also trying to live every moment in a way that makes us and the people around us happy.

All of this is to say: lots of things are up in the air right now, and I can honestly say I have no idea what’s on our horizon.  But I do know a few things.  I’m not scared and neither is he.  Good things are coming.  And whatever they are, they’ll be good because we’ll be taking them on together.

I know that I don’t usually get this personal or introspective on the blog, but lately I’ve been feeling that that may be exactly what’s lacking here at Lovely Indeed.  Because while I love sparkly things and glue guns, life runs far deeper than all of that, and after all — we’re all real people, dealing with real life as it comes at us (it doesn’t get much more real than that).  So.  That’s off my chest.  Anything on your chest today?  Do you know where your life is headed?  Have you ever had a time of being completely unsure?  What’s on your horizon?  xoxo

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  1. I think as bloggers, we always feel like we need to present this image of having it all together… and the truth is, none of us do. When you actually get real and admit your struggles, it feels empowering, and you find there are so many people that can relate (even more than when you had it “together”) so thank you for you honesty. I have a feeling you will be successful in anything you take on. 🙂

  2. Wow, this sums up exactly what I have been feeling as well! I went back to school in my late 20’s and will be graduating in May. During this past few months my husband felt the urge to change careers and also go to school to purse engineering. There are 2 things I know for sure – me & my husband love & support each other and I will be graduating in May. Beyond that everything is up in the air. Where will I land? I don’t know but I know it has to be good! Even my story of how I decided to go back to school was crazy so I know that this was my path. 🙂 You have great things coming your way and I hope you continue to share them on your blog. 🙂

  3. I just came across your blog. Thank goodness it made me smile and inspired me to do something very crafty this weekend!
    I love that you are honest and unsure of what your next step will be. Sometimes we all fall into a slump. But just know you have support no matter what you choose! Hope I can be new follower and wish you the best in whatever happens next. Just remember, laughter is the best medicine!

  4. Oh my dear friend Chelsea…. you are so eloquent with everything, and I find it fascinating that you and I experience similar things at similar times. I love you, and I wish you the best in all your decision making. ♥

  5. I’d love it if you wrote more about giving up one “dream job” as choir director to go all in on your Broadway dreams. I’ve found that so inspiring, and cite it frequently as an example when people I know should clearly be pursuing something, but are terrified of quitting a job/field that they’ve invested so much time and education in. That was a bold move and you totally made it happen.

  6. i am in the middle of a time where i am completely unsure. i have been dealing with a VERY difficult work situation for going on 1 year now and just broke up with my boyfriend of 7 years. i have NO idea what is to come, but a positive attitude is key! there are always good days and bad days. and my motto for the last year has been to just roll with it. there is no sense in worrying about every last little thing. just do your best and enjoy the good things in your life!

  7. Feeling EXACTLY the same way right now. I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to live or what I’m going to do with my life when I finally finish getting my Master’s in May. Also, I’ve recently decided that what I thought was my dream job (and what I just spent forever and a day getting my master’s in) is actually NOT what I want to do at all. All that to say I SO appreciate bloggers I adore opening up and letting me know I’m not alone. Thanks Chelsea! xo.

  8. I can relate to this so much right now! With my blog, with my life, my relationship, everything is in transition. And change is hard! But it’s usually good. Keep at it, you’re doing great!

  9. Oh so, so often am I unsure of things. Left the (then boyfriend) in Hawaii where we lived for two years because my parents were having health issues, I’ve been back in Arizona like eight months now, we’re engaged but he’s still there and I’m still here and I thought the plan was he would be coming here but now we’re considering me moving back there… no idea what might happen after our December wedding. I think being non-traditional is good, although it’s not for everybody and you may catch flack for it. I seem to, sometimes. But we’ve got each other and we’re happy – not much to complain about. Enjoy your life like you’ve been doing and you’ll figure it out, whatever it is. <3

  10. So many thanks to you all for your kind and encouraging messages. It’s always wonderful to find solidarity in tough situations, and I’m so grateful for the support. <3

  11. I think one of the greatest elements of blogging, is the open and shameless space to be real and vulnerable with our emotions. I think it gives us more opportunities to not just connect with other people, but with ourselves. Though I love your blog, Chelsea..with all your pretty pictures and projects, I love even more reading your thoughts and the little snippets of your personal life–like your bday trip! Maybe it’s just the actor in me, who loves digging deeper into things.. beyond just the aesthetics and the fluff.. but that is my two cents.

    As for periods of transition and uncertainty…..I know all about those very well. I think it’s most important at such times to hold on more to the excitement of the unknown rather than the fear/awkwardness of it. Looking forward to hearing what lies ahead for you and the mister!


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