From Instagram

It’s time for an! I’m Kelsey, the founder of Semi-Precious Life, a source for inspiration and encouragement even in the grossest, most uncomfortable, trying moments.
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I’m here to talk about the ups and downs of my life in an attempt to shatter the picture perfect version of our lives that’s put online so often.
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I have a snarky side, I am cranky sometimes, and I’m a REAL hot mess.
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I’m passionate though. And in love with loving and lifting others up.
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People who dig my mission tag their marvelous, messy moments with, and I love to feature stories from people who share their stories with me.
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In real life, I’m an author and educator, and pretty good ones, I guess. I won a gold medal for my YA novel and won a CAR once when a student put forth my name in a Awesome Teacher contest. It’s nice to remember that I’ve done great things.
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Because I’ve also failed. PLENTY. I’ve hurt people I love. I’ve broken promises. I’ve made a mess of things and left my things a mess. I’ve missed deadlines and opportunities because of doubt or laziness.
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But I always come back to my purpose. I live to shine, as much and as often as I can.
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I live in with my husband and my two cats.
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I love pizza.
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That’s really all you need to know.
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From Instagram

Does anyone else swing from “WORKING SO MUCH OH MY GOSH IM GONNA PASS OUT MY HUSTLE IS SO INTENSE WHO RUN THE WORLD” to “let’s do nothing. nothing is my favorite pastime”
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Or is it just me?

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I’m a published author AND an English teacher, but I have resigned myself to the fact that I will NEVER spell embarrassed correctly the first time.
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Fess up… what word do you spell wrong over and over?

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I have two workspaces in my office, and I thought I’d show off this one first. The little build in desk is cozy and perfect for writing with pen and paper.
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Stores are tagged, so I can tell you where I bought things!
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Chair, wood @ and #, lamp: Target
M, chalk board signs: TJ Max
Journaling cards, clipboard: Michaels

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Don’t get me wrong, I hustle hard.
But if could maybe chill on policing my show-flow, that’d be great. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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What’s the last show you watched in one gulp?
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From Instagram

Hey Instagram fam!
I’m getting so close to 200 and I think I’ll make it before the two month mark! I started this account and my podcast and website on December 20th, and I’ve already made so many great new friends and so many inspiring, creative, beautiful people! (*coughcough* @wholeheartedwoman @tylerjmccall @drgbusinessconsulting *coughhacksputtercough*)
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I realized some of you may have never seen my face before, which is a shame because I am PRECIOUS…
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Well… semi-precious, at least. (Get it?! 😂🤣😂)
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If I haven’t said hello, it may just be that I’ve grown fast and missed a bunch of new people.
Please do say hi below and let me know in a word or two what your account is all about if you’d like a follow!
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I haven’t been to New York in a few years, but the cool weather this morning made me miss the special feeling of the city.
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I love walking down the sidewalk and pretending I’m tougher and bolder than I am at home.
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Is there a place that you like to visit that brings a different part of your personal to the forefront?

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I always think about cleaning out the random box I keep in the back, until one extra cold day when I’m thrilled to find an extra scarf back there…
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My mission is finding that silver lining in all those moments of disappointment that I’m not a slightly more polished version of myself.
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I wont’t waste life wishing I was neater or quieter or more lady like.
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And when I grow or change I will do so from a place of joy, not resentment.
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Who’s with me? In the comments, tell me one thing you always wanted to change about yourself, but you’ve grown to love and accept!
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