The Girl

902964_10202756921067952_1220061109_oThe best kind of story is the one that sticks in your soul — whether it’s shared with laughter around the dinner table, woven into the plot of your favorite film, or illustrated in a childhood fairy tale with colors that still seem vivid years later. The stories that stick are the ones that shape us. The thing about stories is that we all have one.

Welcome to mine.

My name is Chelsea.

Writing has always been a processing tool for me. It’s the way I sort through life. From first grade journals, to iPhone notes, to scribbles in hand bound books, to type on a computer screen…these fragments remind me of who I was and who I am in the process of becoming. For me, writing puts a pause on the merry-go-round of life and captures the things that really matter — the moments worth recording that we can never relive.

My story is most likely not the best you’ve ever read. The chapters might seem jumbled, the characters confusing (especially the main one…), and the gaps in action far too wide. I’m authentic and messy, filled with ups and downs and normals. I’m independent and indecisive, leery but adventurous. These are the pieces of a bare-souled twenty-something who is trying to figure it all out, following a God who already has.

So grab your caffeine of choice and join me on the journey. I’m praying for a story that sticks.

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4 thoughts on “The Girl

  1. Anne Smoak on said:

    Chelsea,

    I happened upon your blog this morning. Thank you for your beautiful writing. How wonderful to know the Lord so deeply at your age, and to love Him so dearly. I see His love shining through you and you witness to the world, “He is King”. May God Bless You,

    Anne Smoak

    • Mrs. Smoak,

      Your kind words made my day! It is my greatest pleasure to know that God is being glorified through feeble me :) Only by His patience and grace. Mr. Smoak and yourself have been great examples to me on my journey. Thank you for living such joyful, God-honoring lives. You are a blessing without even knowing it!

  2. Hey Chelsea,

    You commented on my World Race blog ages ago and I didn’t have the internet to support figuring out who you were– but now that I’m home I do and I’m excited to follow you!
    Thanks for your encouragement and I hope I can do the same back. I love what you have here. :)

    • I’m so glad you found me! I love reading your blog- you should definitely keep it up…maybe even write a book or something :) Thanks for thinking to check on me. Let me know how I can pray for you!

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