Friday, September 9, 2011

Open Letter to Chelsea!

One of the my friends, Chelsea from Git It Girl!, will be competing in her first show tomorrow night!!! I'm so excited for her and can't wait to hear all about her experience.

This post is for the incredible, determined, super sassy Chelsea!

Dear Chelsea,

Can you believe that it's been about 6 years since we first met at the U of A vs NAU tailgate?!?! Tom was Charlie's boot at Station 7 and I think you had just had Dylan...WOW!!! It's amazing how time flies!!!

We have had so much fun together over the years....including the drunken times at James & Yvonne's wedding and karoake at Bumsted's... :)

I wanted you to know that I'm incredibly PROUD of you!! I know the journey has been difficult and full of obstacles but you kept yourself in "beast mode" and kept your eyes on the prize.

Tomorrow I want you to remember where you started and where you are now. You have gained strength, not only physically but also mentally & emotionally. You set a goal for yourself and you accomplished that goal!!

Take time to enjoy yourself. Savor each moment. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, "I am a bad ass!!" because you are!

This is your day, your time to shine! Rock the heck outta that stage and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!
*Dr. Seuss*

While I can't be there in person, I am there in spirit (with pom-poms and a Go Chelsea! sign)!

Can you hear me?? I'm screaming, "GIT IT GIRL!!!"

Best of luck and make sure you text me!!!! :)



  1. You know I'll be texting you!!! What a beautiful letter from a wonderful friend & I remember how proud I was the first time you stepped on stage and each time thereafter. I think about our Kenny Sandwich picture and how far we have both come. I will bring my sass to the stage tomorrow like you saw me do last month when I got up in front of everyone in the bar and lip synced a better version of that gal singing bad karaoke at the same time. Time to Go Git It!!!!
    BFFs Always!!!!

  2. know I love Dr Seuss! That's gonna have to go on my wall...framed:o)

  3. I love this post! And that is all.

  4. That was so sweet of you T!! I love it!

  5. what a sweet friend you are! hope she had a blast!