Monthly Archives: September 2009

90 Degrees in September?!

Ok, so I have to tell you… I’m loving Florida weather.  I LOVE being outdoors – especially when it’s really hot (hot!). In North Dakota – come September, it’s getting chilly out. Normally a light jacket is in reach and it’s beginning to look and smell like fall everywhere…

7022_147849713912_790813912_2433816_6464676_nBut Florida – now that’s a whole different ball game! I knew it was going to be quite an adjustment, but didn’t realize how much I’d love it! Today was all about the warm weather – people kayaking, surfing and everything in between. I loved it. I will definitely get used to wearing my suit and being in the water on a regular basis – through November!

I will admit – I’ll miss the North Dakota weather. The crisp nights, Halloween and seeing all the kids in their outfits OVER their snow suits, the snow man built outside each house, the smell of fireplaces, sports in the snow… the list goes on and on.

When I think of North Dakota in the winter – I instantly think of hot chocolate, scrabble, cards, and lots of  family time. I always remember being stuck in our house – very snowed in – for DAYS. We’d be out of school for days, stranded inside – play games and getting on each others nerves BIG time. But boy do those times make the best of memories. At the time, it probably wasn’t so fun and funny… spending all that time with family and not being able to leave because your car is buried under 4ft of snow. But now I look back on it and smile until my cheeks hurt! Those memories will forever be with me. Such wonderful stories to tell my kids someday.

But, I’m ready to make new memories in the hot weather – with the Gulf of Mexico right outside my door. I can totally handle that… a story in the making. I’m growing here, learning here… and working on the next chapter in my book.

All good. Truly Blessed. Thankful and loving it.


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Recent interview spotlighting Chelsea as an Entrepreneur

Hi there. Cassie Boorn here, Chelsea’s assistant. Earlier this week Chelsea was interviewed by a magazine that was writing an article on her journey as an Entrepreneur. As I was reading through the uncut interview, I thought I’d share a snippet. I can’t share everything with you right now, so you’ll have to wait for the article and interview to be published. But I thought this part was great.

Chelsea was asked when she first classified herself as an entrepreneur. I thought I’d share this portion of the interview with you here:

Photo 44-1“Truthfully, I’m not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was a kid, but I was always exercising my creative/inventive instincts at a really young age… and there has always been something very intriguing to me about that.”

“My mom would probably tell you I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit because I’ve always been a risk taker, super creative and extremely curious about everything. But… she also thinks I’m crazy, too.  So I would say that in itself would classify me as an entrepreneur!”

“All jokes aside, while growing up I always felt different. I knew I was capable of something much bigger than I could envision at the time and I was confident at a young age that I could build a business in the biggest, most amazing way. To me, being an entrepreneur is a mindset and it’s something you embody and embrace every day. It’s pure joy. It’s love. It’s a great life.”

We’ll be sure to let you know when the full article and interview is published. More to come. -Cassie

P.S. When did you realize you were an Entrepreneur? I’m sure Chelsea would love to hear your story. Feel free to share it here.

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I’m back and right where I need to be!

I’ve had this huge feeling of uncertainly for the last few weeks. This feeling became stronger as I was packing all of my things, saying goodbye to my family and moving to Florida. I wasn’t sure if I was chasing something or running from something… and I’m not so sure I’ll ever figure that out…

But, I’ve never been more certain than I am right now knowing that I’m exactly where I need to be in this moment in time. So many things have happened over the course of this last month – both personal and business. It has all been very surreal and very crazy – to say the least.

IMG00280Lately I’ve been on the road more than I’ve been home. But I now have my priorities in line with my goals in life and I’ve made choices without the influence of others. And these choices have been nothing but good to me so far. 

It is a very unique experience for me right now and I’m in total awe of how the past few weeks have unfolded for me. Every step I have taken, every thing I have done, and every person I have met had clearly been planned.

Every struggle, every heartache, every setback… brought me to this moment of clarity. I have so much more to say but I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. All I can do right now is relish in the feeling of knowing that I am right where I need to be in this very moment.

As a side note, I’m still discovering all of this. I’m far from being content and satisfied with my current situation, but I know that in this moment… I’m okay and I’m excited for tomorrow – and that’s all that matters.

I’ll fill you in on the details soon, but for now I’m making a choice… and that choice is to get off this computer so I can go sit in the hot tub!

I’ll leave you with this… one of my favorite quotes by Lytton:
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: “Leave no stone unturned.”

Happy September everyone! Make the most out of it – make memories – and embrace the time you have with the people that matter most. -Chels

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