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About Me


Hi, I'm Chelsea!


routine + habit + intentional travel

You may have found your way here because you found me on YouTube or you were searching for information and motivation on mindset, personal development, or solo travel. Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

My mission is to guide and teach others how to design a lifestyle that gives them more freedom to spend their time, energy, and money in ways that best support their goals and values in spaces and cities that speak to their soul.

More specifically, I teach routine/habit formation, and lifestyle design.

Our time here on Earth is precious and I want to help you live more intentionally and on purpose.

my story:

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In five years, I made five cross country moves around the U.S., moving solely for the life experience as I listened to the call of my heart. I knew from a young age that I marched to the beat of my own drum. But, as with many of us, I got sucked into the status quo. I graduated from college thinking I knew what I wanted to do with my life, spent endless hours commuting to/from my 'dream job' in D.C., but my heart always longed for more.

I knew I needed to break the cycle and take the time to experience the life I wanted for myself, while taking part in the journey of my self discovery. So, I decided to make a big change.

And I began what would become the journey of a lifetime. Starting in 2010, I moved to Utah, back to Northern Virginia, out to San Diego, back to D.C., started my own business, and then in 2016, I moved back to San Diego. (P.S. you can read all about my incredible experience moving as often as I have here.)

Throughout those years, I was faced with some of the hardest moments I could have imagined. In 2012, I suddenly lost my mom.

It was my biggest fear, occurring at the most fragile period of my life -- in the midst of leaving an abusive partner.

It was as though I woke up one day and my life had been ripped into pieces. And I was the only one who could put them back together again. And so, I did.

Living in cities thousands of miles from my family forced me out of my comfort zone. It forced me to question everything I had learned and believed in order to decide for myself who I was and what I wanted out of life. I was lost and then I was found.

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I learned the importance of going through a self discovery journey. I became extremely deliberate and intentional with my actions, my energy, the things I spent my time doing and the types of people I surrounded myself with. I wanted a lifestyle of freedom. So, I created it.

Travel became a huge part of my self discovery journey as I learned about myself through the world around me.

I learned how often the fear we feel is caused by our unwillingness to let go of something. And that often, it's the things we are holding onto that are holding us back the most.

I let go of many limiting beliefs in order to go after what I wanted most in life. A year after my mom died, I pursued my passion for personal development, became a Certified Life Coach, and started my own business. And ever since then, I have felt greater purpose, joy, and fulfillment than ever before. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

But how did I get to that point?

1. I established solid daily routines and healthy habits.

Consistency is key and self-discipline is one of the building blocks for success, especially as an entrepreneur. I firmly believe that in order to get what you've never had, you have to do what you've never done and a BIG part of that is falling in love with the art of routine.

2. I got crystal clear on my goals.

LIFESTYLE DESIGN: It's a practice I teach that helps you get crystal clear on exactly how you want your life to feel. FEELING the way you want your desired outcome to feel is KEY in manifesting those results.

3. I took consistent, deliberate action.

I realized that I had to put in hard work and stay committed to my goals. Which meant staying committed to my routines, my self-care, and my vision.

I figured out exactly what I wanted my life to feel like and then got rid of everything that did not align.

RECAP: I took consistent, deliberate action toward those goals, implementing routines, establishing habits, and strengthening my mindset to help me get there. And now I teach people how to do the same.


what I do:

I help creatives establish daily routines and habits that they LOVE. (Waking up before the sun for your morning routine is something I teach about often.) My approach is to ask you to dig a little bit deeper, challenge yourself a little bit more, and uncover those essential values within you that will pave the way to a life of greater purpose.

It begins within. It begins with our mindset. It's about finding what is essential to our happiness and to our life. And then taking consistent and deliberate action toward our goals. Setting goals and utilizing powerful habits and routines to stay the course.

Using my expertise as a Certified Life Coach, I help people craft a lifestyle that infuses their deepest values and passions. Through identifying what is truly essential in your life and then letting go of the rest, your life will become richer.

This means letting go of old mindsets, expectations of others, bad habits, and limiting beliefs that have been holding you back all these years and replacing them with routines that will support you -- mind, body, and soul.

With discipline and tenacity, I created freedom I had once never had. By doing the work on my own personal development, I gained more value, time, energy, clarity, and confidence in the life I wanted to live.

And now I'm here to help you find the same.

You will also find many articles on my blog documenting my love for intentional travel. 

I've grown fond of sharing the places I visit and the ways they affect me through stories and photos. You can find my travel articles and guides here.


how you can work with me:

  1. ONE-ON-ONE COACHING (Not accepting new clients): As an ICF-Accredited Certified Life Coach, I work privately with clients who are ready to work through fear and shift their mindset in order to reach their goals and transform their life!
  2. REGISTER FOR ONE OF MY COURSES: I'm currently creating new online workshops to help you throughout your exciting journey into personal development. To be the first to know about these opportunities to work with me, be sure to join my email tribe here!
  3. CONTACT ME: Looking to collaborate or say hi? You can find my contact information here. (Unfortunately, I am unable to answer messages asking for advice, but check out my blog posts as I may have answered your question there!)


where you can find me:

fun facts:

  1. I could spend every day exploring new coffee shops.
  2. I wake up every morning at 4:55am and complete my morning routine!
  3. Scandinavian culture and design has been a huge influence in my life and lifestyle design. Which is why I incorporate hygge into my daily routine!
  4. In 2011, I rescued my cat Stella and she has made 4 out of my 5 cross country moves with me!
  5. I minored in Dance in college and aside from writing, it will always be one of my greatest passions.
  6. I'm an avid reader. You can find my top book recommendations here.


+ Before working with Chelsea, I was feeling very stuck. Not growing, not thriving, just surviving. I was unhappy and had a million thoughts racing through my mind and didn't know which to act on or which to ignore. I would go into a coaching session feeling tired, depressed, and unmotivated, and come out with all my fears and negative feelings washed away. At the end of each session, I felt empowered. All of the lofty goals and dreams of mine were re-affirmed as being absolutely possible, and I would start to get excited about life again. Chelsea was/is exactly what I needed exactly when I needed it!

-- Christina

+ Chelsea helped me feel capable of making the cross country drive/move on my own. I can't thank her enough for what she shared about her own journey and about the wisdom she's learned along the way. I truly feel like I couldn't have made it through this summer/move without all her help! Chelsea had me covered!

-- Linda

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