A Note of Thanks + Happy Fall

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wow! first of all, thank you to everyone who took the time to read and comment on monday’s blog post about the reason i don’t want a baby right now! if you haven’t had a chance, go back and look through some of the comments because so many women (and a few men) shared personal stories and thoughts on the topic.

i started the new wifsetyle because when i became a wife, i wasn’t finding many resources that i related to. many books and even blogs felt like they were still living by traditional gender roles or heavily steeped in some type of religious ideology. that absolutely works for the many people and there is value there as long as a conscious choice is being made but i was feeling lost and alone.

the forefront of the new wifestyle, is that marriage and life is all about choices and not living by outdated expectations. we are strong women with intelligent minds, passionate hearts and infinite capabilities. if you haven’t read the manifesto recently (or maybe never, it’s okay i’m not mad) i would encourage you to do so right here.

there are some exciting things in store for this space! i have been feeling more clarity recently about what i want to be doing and let me tell you…it’s an incredible feeling. i have talked on here about how difficult the transition was (and still sometimes is) from social worker to entrepreneur but i’m feeling more aligned and holy smokes – what a game-changing place to be in. i have also been getting more emails about how to start a business (#girlboss) so i’ll be incorporating that here and there too.

of course – happy first day of fall to us in north america (and yay australians for it being spring there)! fall is one of my favorite seasons because there is something about the crisp air that expands our souls and energizes us (or at least me and sugar the dog).

fall in portland

as fall-like as it is today in oregon, i am off to the sweltering desert of phoenix to visit my sister! our mom is coming out too so yay girls’ weekend! my sister convinced me to get snapchat so i’m trying it out at @thenewwifestyle. she is supposed to give me lessons this week (like i’m an old lady who doesn’t know what’s hip to these youngsters nowadays) so stay tuned!

i cheers you from merely 3 days ago when it was still 85 here (necklace from Rocksbox, get a month free with code newwifsetylexoxo! ring from my husband – not available).

chelsea avery the new wifestyle

thank you for reading, thank you for supporting and thank you for sharing a piece of you on here and in this community. i am grateful.

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  1. Kate

    September 23, 2015 at 11:04 am

    My dog is also energized by the fall weather–it’s so crisp!
    Kate recently posted…A Happiness Post

    • chelsea

      September 24, 2015 at 7:55 am

      ha! we experienced a blustery day and it was like the wind made our dog nuts! she was just bouncing around! adorable.

  2. Audrey

    September 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Hahaha, “ring not available” 🙂 Have a great time in Arizona!! Yay for Fall!
    Audrey recently posted…Cruelty-Free Skin Care Picks

    • chelsea

      September 24, 2015 at 7:55 am

      thanks audrey 🙂 despite it being sooooo hot here, we are having a great time so far!

  3. Elyse

    September 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I love fall! Sweaters, pumpkin flavoured anything and candles, lots of candles! Have a great girls weekend!
    Elyse recently posted…Our (Almost) Autumn Nature Walk

    • chelsea

      September 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

      ohhhh so many candles! i need to go stock up – they are indeed so cozy! thank you and hope you have a great fall weekend elyse!