Author Archives: Chelsea L

One Step Forward and One Step Back

A cool breeze had set upon me as I starred down at the lightly greyed pages of my book. A shiver made its way up my back, and with my free hand, I pulled my jacket closer around my sundress. … Continue reading

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5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Graduated

My friend turned to me the other day, a sad look glazing her eyes; “I can’t believe I’m graduating.” I nodded with her, though I had graduated a year earlier. “What are you going to miss most?” “My friends, and … Continue reading

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Spring To Do List: Garden Galivanting

As the air begins to warm, and the last chills of snow drift away on the breeze, life begins to take hold of the little areas we find relax and respite in. It is time to wander the gardens again, … Continue reading

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Spark of Spring

I have a flower in my office, or at least I did. When I brought it in back in February, I was so proud of it. The small buds it had just sprouted had just began to grow, just began … Continue reading

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Winter To Do List: Pond Skimming

With the threats of impending ice, salt-covered highways, and school delays growing ever more present in our hypothermic lives, spring seems more like misplaced hope than an actual change in seasons. Yet, for the skiers and snowboarders in our lives, … Continue reading

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Counting Mistakes

The steam rolled upward, swirling around itself, dancing and dodging snowflakes in its ballet. It’s long elegant ball made it past the roof a few stories away before the last dredges and wisps made their goodbyes into the hazy mist … Continue reading

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Rejoining the Game

I’ve looked out these windows for almost 20 years now, looking down the same neighborly road, lined with homes and yards. I’ve listened to the same garbage route go by at 9 am, and the same school bus drops off … Continue reading

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Two Purple Lines

I sat in my office, my head slightly spinning, as I pushed through page after page of COVID testing sites, anxiously hoping to find an opening within the next few days. The words “filled” and “unavailable” had seared themselves into … Continue reading

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I Made Bingo

My 21st birthday was a month after COVID began. Stuck in my room, I spent it watching YouTube videos and going on a walk through the woods; my plans for a big birthday brunch out the window. For years, I … Continue reading

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How to Survive Black Friday: Deals and Steals for 2021

It is just around this time of November every year that I begin to get mildly anxious about the looming Black Friday. Every year I find myself lined up behind freezing hoards of sleep-deprived shoppers, rubbing my eyes and hoping … Continue reading

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