Exciting News, Somewhat Embarrassing News and More Excitement!

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over happy hour with a friend a few weeks ago, she said, “chelsea! you need to do more vlogging, i love it.” so kim…your wish is my command.

in this 5:40 video, i shall reveal to you some super exciting news about a goal i’m going after! i will then share my temporary defeat followed by some inspirational words. keep an eye on my right eyebrow because apparently it sits atop a strong and expressive muscle.

 youtube link just in case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTc7vt4M9Vo

if you can’t watch the video right now, i will say this to you…get a new job! just kidding. stay gainfully employed unless you hate it, then find something that makes you happy and where you can watch videos.

setbacks and rejections appear to be a part of success. we must not fear them but embrace them for at least this means we are taking action.

if you have an idea in the back of your mind (or in the forefront of it) GO FOR IT. do it. you matter. we matter. we got this! i can also really use your help with what you might like to see in this book!


  1. Dave

    October 9, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations on the news! The fact that there was personalized feedback in the email you received is HUGE! You skipped the “form-letter response” and “form-letter response with small personalized comment” and went straight to “personalized response”! Even better-news is on the way, soon, I’m absolutely sure!

  2. Amanda

    October 9, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Your friend is right — You DO need to do more vlogging because you’re amazing at it. Good thing I’m hosting the Golden Vlog now so you can join me every month. I expect to see you join more often, Chelsea!

    But yay book! It’ll be amazing. Can I help in any way? But for real, I’ll totally support you on this. And I love anything involving words. Tell me what you need.
    Amanda recently posted…Talking About Insecurities: Golden Vlog

    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 9:28 am

      ha! okay i shall look at the next golden vlog and see the questions to see if it sparks something, then i’m totally in 🙂

      you are also so great amanda 🙂 thanks for your support and offering to help! working on revamping a few things in the cover letter and proposal so perhaps i shall send them to you for your copy-editor mind!

  3. Audrey

    October 9, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Woot woot! Yay for books! I will TOTALLY read it once you’re published! That is so exciting! I’m glad you’re taking the “rejection” like a champ and brushing it off. I can’t wait to hear more about your book!
    Audrey recently posted…My Friday Fall Favorites

    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 9:29 am

      you are so great audrey! thank you for saying you’ll read it after it’s published! i feel excitement and purpose with what i’m doing and that hasn’t always been such a clear thing for me so yay!

  4. Kate

    October 9, 2015 at 9:40 am

    That is awesome news, and congratulations for what I’m sure will be a very successful project 🙂 It’s always been my dream to write a novel, and the rejection idea is one thing that keeps weighing me down, so thank you for sharing.
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    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 11:12 am

      thanks so much kate! i can personally tell you that while rejection of course doesn’t feel great…i am still alive so go for writing your novel!!!!

  5. Farah

    October 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Wow!!!! What an amazing message. This is exactly what I needed to hear today. “Rejection is a part of success”. As a businesswoman rejection is a paralyzing fear of mine. Thank you for being courageous enough to share your rejection and ambitions. Look at it this way, one rejection less in the rejection basket of your life. I love you freaky girl…

    Farah K.

    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

      awww HI FARAH! i am so happy to see your comment. i feel you on feeling that rejection may be paralyzingly but because i know you…i know you an incredibly strong woman and if/when that happens you have everything you need to keep moving forward! xox

  6. Erin @ Very Erin

    October 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    OMG! I’m so excited about this news! I’m sorry about your rejection letter, because I know that must have hurt to read that. But don’t dwell on it! It’s so rare for someone to write their first book without getting a rejection letter. Whenever it comes out, I’m definitely going to buy it 🙂
    Erin @ Very Erin recently posted…How to Stay Motivated

    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      yay erin! i can’t tell you how much it means to with you sharing your excitement AND getting it when it comes out. thank you 🙂

  7. Elyse

    October 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    OMG! I’m so, so excited about your news! Don’t dwell on your rejection letter(WAY easier said than done!), just know whenever it comes out, I’m definitely going to first in line to buy it!
    Elyse recently posted…Our First Anniversary

    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      you are the best elyse…thank you for your support and encouragement! i gleamed some good things to think about from the rejection letter and also insight that i must be on the right path because i’m still excited about it 🙂 thank you!

  8. Bill

    October 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Your first book proposal rejection! AWESOME! You are now one NO closer to your yes, Get those NO’s as fast as you can so you can get to YES!

    We will talk because I have something to give you as well as a chapter I want you to include in your book.

    Oh and where can I send my money for one of the first copies. (See, you already have a sale.)

    • chelsea

      October 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      ha! i like that bill, one ‘no’ closer to my ‘yes’ thank you!

      so thankful i got to see you tonight (cannot believe i made a debut in your speech! i’m still SO touched by that) and absolutely agree with the chapter you suggested. can’t wait to read the article as soon as quit messing around on the the damn internet. you also inspired me for an interactive post come monday so thank you!

      • chelsea

        October 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        or maybe post will be wednesday more about the book because i feel some columbus day rantings that may need to happen on monday…


    October 10, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Chelsea, I am standing by to place an order for three copies (I have three daughters) of your book when it is released.

    • chelsea

      October 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

      thank you larry!!! that means SO much to me and i appreciate your support from the get-go 🙂

  10. Diana

    October 12, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Congratulations on the proposal. I’m sure it was a lot to put together. Also, your video was very inspiring. It was exactly what I needed on a Monday morning (even if you did post of Friday) 🙂

    Good luck, I can’t wait to see it in print!
    Diana recently posted…I’m Not a Before

    • chelsea

      October 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

      thanks for the kind words, diana! it was certainly a doozy to put together and i still feel quite proud 🙂 glad to hear the video was inspiring for your monday too – hooray! i hope you have a great day!

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