There are a handful of blogs that I type in directly to visit almost every day, and Chelsea’s is one of them. I found her blog randomly two or three years ago, and I was captivated by what a great writer she is. I’ve told her a million times that I hope to see her write a book one day! She’s honest, real, and encouraging, and it’s no wonder that her blog has taken off like it has. Meet Chelsea!
Q: In three sentences or less, tell us a summary of who you are.
A: I’m a writer, a dreamer, an eternal optimist, and equal parts homebody and adventurer. I’m married to a surgery resident, which is teaching me a lot about savoring each moment, and have a one-year-old, which is teaching me a lot about how each day is an adventure. I truly believe that life is so good, it’s worth writing about.
Q: When and why did you start your blog?
A: I started it in January of 2013! I had just graduated college and gotten married, and I really missed the daily writing that comes with being an English major! And since my husband started med-school the day after we got back from our honeymoon, I suddenly found myself with a lot of free time on my hands.
Q: Your blog gives me the impression that you try to stay very true to yourself and write about topics you truly love. Is this true, and is it hard to do?
A: I try to! It can be hard in the sense that there are just so many amazing, successful bloggers to compare yourself to, and it can be easy to fall into the trap of, “I should be like them!” But I know that when I don’t stay true to myself, I don’t love what I write and I don’t connect with readers as much. So it’s worth it to be authentic!
Q: What motivates you to keep blogging and growing your site?
A: I just love writing! And the thought that there are people who enjoy reading what I write really motivates me to keep writing!
Q: I know you’re a busy mom. When do you find the time to squeeze in blogging?
A: I get this question a lot, and I always say that I wish I had some sort of magical time secret to tell you about, but I don’t! Short answer is that I just do it. I wake up early, or write during Jack’s nap, or stay up late. The big thing for me is choosing it over other things, like watching TV or being lazy.
Q: Your husband is in residency. What kind of doctor is he?
A: He’s a surgeon!
Q: What is it like being married to a medical doctor during residency?
A: It’s hard! His schedule is controlled by patients and surgeries, so I never know when he’ll be home. He works most weekends. We definitely don’t have a normal life, but he’s so good at what he does and loves it so much that it’s worth it. It’s definitely teaching me to be more flexible and to go with the flow more!
Q: What is your favorite part about the stage your son Jack is in? What is the hardest?
A: Everything is my favorite right now! This stage is just so sweet. My favorite is that he’s noticing so much more, and so many simple things (like the wind in his face, or playing on the playground) bring him so much happiness.
The hardest is that he’s old enough to know what he wants, but he’s not old enough to understand everything I say. So he’s old enough to know he wants to be held, but not old enough to understand that I have to work and I need him to play with his toys for a little bit. It can be sad!
Q: Where should new readers start on your site?
And just for fun…
- Scrambled or over easy eggs? Over easy! Unless there’s cheese involved.
- Hair that’s air dried or hair dryer? Air dried! Mostly because I just don’t have time to blow dry my hair haha.
- Disney World or Universal? Universal! We have season passes and I LOVE it!
- Christmas or Halloween? Christmas!
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Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo