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chelseasimp14

Chelsea Simpson Small town Ohio girl that likes to run, bike, and swim and happens to have the best job ever. #KinderTeacher
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Chelsea Simpson
The girl on the left had a lack of confidence, not focused on her mental or physical health, and at a bit of a stormy season in her life. when i think about this girl from 3 years ago, i wish i could have told her everything will be okay, and how important it truly is to take care of herself. at church on sunday, the pastor was explaining how we should stop focusing our attention on what is behind us, but instead we need to look up and move forward. we all have made mistakes and that’s okay. although i am not dwelling on this “past me” nor do i really think i made any mistakes at that time, because of the overwhelming feelings i was having, i wish i would have heard this message then. god has a plan for all of us, and i don’t think i would truly appreciate what i have in my life without having that “stormy season.” as i weighed myself this morning, i really wasn’t expecting much, just because of the last couple weeks of being sick and not necessarily getting the best work outs in and not exactly eating the best. however, i was a bit shocked to find out i am officially 50 pounds down! i don’t necessarily focus on that number all the time, because there are clearly better ways to track my progress, but with this weigh-in, i am the exact weight that i had been when i graduated college. secretly, this has been something i wanted to accomplish this year, and kept it in the back of my mind. i look at the girl on the right and think about how much she has grown. i have learned the importance of eating within moderation, how to find the joy in a workout, and focus my attention on the positive things that i have in my life. although there are still difficult days, i am genuinely happy and filled with so much joy. as we are about to close out this year, i’m so thankful for what i have been able to accomplish in 2018, and i can not wait to see what 2019 brings. #transformationtuesday #selfcare #choosejoy
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I’m truly grateful for a weekend at home to rest! the kinder plague has hit me hard this week, and i just needed this time to sleep! #hallmarkmoviesallday #electricblanket #slothingitup #teacherlife
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During this advent season, i have been trying to be very intentional in what i have been reading for a devotional. a friend of mine recommended this book, and i’m so glad i took the advice. i think all too often i am so focused on the daily life and routine that i forget about the wonder and joy that comes with life. i have a lot to be grateful for, but ultimately sometimes i do take it for granted. as i was reading yesterday’s devotional, i felt maybe a little convicted and it’s just sitting heavily on my heart. the whole theme was on willingness. there was a willingness to send his son down on this earth to save us even though we didn’t deserve it. there is a willingness to help fight with us through the messiness of life. he is willing to be faithful to me even when i might not be to him. there is a willingness to comfort me when i am discouraged and protect me if i step into danger. i feel like there has been so much anger and hatred towards others lately, and especially during this christmas season it’s been upsetting. there is a willingness to take on any burden we may have in our life, so instead of holding on to that hatred why not give it to god and let him help you? he continues to remain willing to do all things necessary to guide and sustain you all through this life. i think focusing your heart on those wonders and joy of the best things anyone could ever do during this next month. sorry for the long and “preachy” post. it was just on my heart. happy tuesday! ❤️ ps: i would recommend this devotional! it’s only day 4, and i look forward to the next days reading. #christmasseason #wondersandjoy
0 10 2 weeks ago

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Happy birthday to the best teaching partner a girl could ever ask for! thank you for being my anna to my elsa, the person i turn to to talk through a rough day, and the person that continually just gets me! love you! ❤️
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Day 30: self love
i have said that there would have been no way that i would have gotten through all of the worries and anxieties over the last couple years without my trust and faith in the lord. i also have been truly focusing on the good things i have in life. life can be messy, and without the right mindset it can really get you down. we all have a choice between dwelling on little things, and putting your focus on the positive things in life. i could be focused on how i have 2 swim meets that i have had to coach this week, i had conferences last night, and on top of that it’s finals week for grad school, plus all the little meetings and frustrating things that have popped up. instead i have chosen to focus on the amazing job i have, wonderful friends and family that are in my life, how running has truly changed my life, and living in an amazing community. i love myself enough to focus on the things that i can control and finding joy in the journey. happy friday everyone! ❤️ #gratitude30
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Day 29: creativity
i love a good cup of coffee, but latte art clearly makes it so much better. i also am grateful for the many conversations and friendships i have had that are formed over a cup of coffee. #gratitude30
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Day 28: work
i’m truly grateful for my job! i love going into work each day inspiring young minds, seeing smiling faces, and watching my students make connections as i am teaching! my heart is continually filled with joy anytime i enter into the ecc. #gratitude30
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Day 27: luxury
i live in the best city with some of the most amazing friends! i’m truly grateful for the experiences and the relationships i have built since moving here! #gratitude30
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Day 26: time
balancing work, coaching, grad work, a social life and getting a work out in is nearly impossible right now. over the last few months, i have had a few non-negotiables during my week to make sure i am taking time for myself even through the chaos to maintain a healthy mindset. one of those non-negotiables is getting a workout in 5 times a week. as i was scheduling this, i realized that the only way i could do this is if i had a few early morning workouts. although i really wanted to stay in bed and not run in the rain, i am truly grateful for this time. one of my good friends was talking about how lately her feelings towards her workouts are filled with wonder and joy. as i was reflecting on my run this morning, i couldn’t help but smile when thinking about this. life is messy, but being able to take the time for myself and find that joy even at 4:45 in the morning is so incredibly important. 5 miles ✅ #gratitude30
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Day 25: comfort
there’s nothing more comforting than a lazy sunday afternoon watching hallmark movies. ❤️ #gratitude30
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Day 24: knowledge
there is no way that i would have gotten through difficult situations or hard times without the knowledge that comes from my bible. one of my favorite things to do is to sit in the metroparks and just read. taking this time for myself and putting my true faith in him is probably something i’m most grateful for. #gratitude30
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Day 23: scent
the smell of a thanksgiving meal reminds me of all the amazing memories i have had growing up eating dinner around this table with my family. i’m grateful for the thankfulness talks, the memories of events in the past, and the love that is felt when we are gathered together. #gratitude30
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