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5 ways moving cross country alone changed my life | ChelseaDinen.com
Moving

5 Ways Moving Cross Country Alone Changed My Life

Having moved coast to coast on my own a total of 5 times, today I’m talking with you about the 5 ways moving cross country alone has changed my life. Don’t get me wrong — moving thousands of miles…

Dealing with Homesickness | ChelseaDinen.com
Grief + Loss Moving

Dealing with Homesickness

Do I ever get homesick? The quick answer is no. Not really. The first time I moved away from home (aside from college) was just after my 24th birthday. I moved over 2,000 miles away to a city where…

Opening up about where I find my motivation | ChelseaDinen.com
Grief + Loss

Opening Up About Where I Find My Motivation

I’m often asked the question, “How do you stay motivated?” and, to be honest, it’s not something I think about often because my motivation comes from a place so deeply ingrained into my life. Today is an important day…

Minimalism and Saying No | ChelseaDinen.com
Minimalism + Simple Living

Minimalism and Saying No

A key part in minimalism and living a minimalist lifestyle is learning to say ‘no’ more often. If you’re like I used to be, you feel obligated to always say ‘yes’ when invited to do something. But many times,…

Moving

Moving Back to San Diego

In 2012, I moved to San Diego nine months after my mom suddenly passed away. It was something I had talked about, dreamt of, and saved for, for years. After she died, and the numbness began to wear off,…