I was born, raised, and currently reside in the Okanagan Valley (what can I say, it’s gorgeous here!). I’m 29 and work full time as a nurse. I’ve known my husband, Shawn, for nearly 20 years, most of which was spent as best friends. In 2009 he was the passenger in a car accident that left him as a T4 incomplete paraplegic. Shawn asked me to marry him in December of 2013 and I did on August 21, 2015. And before you try and put two and two together, no, I’m not my husbands nurse.
I have always had a love of writing.
What started out as “Dear Diary” entries when I was a little girl, quickly turned into a way for me to find clarity in situations and emotions as I became an adult. And after my husbands accident, there were a million new emotions and questions. I searched, and Googled, and read, and researched, but I found that there was a serious lack of resources for family, friends and loved ones of someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury. We all just kinda learned it as we went. The idea for this site actually stemmed from a random comment Chelsea made about how I “should be a writer!” after I had her read a letter I had written to the new owners of the house Shawn and I had just sold (you can read it here). Combine all these things together, and voila! Here we are.
I believe that words are powerful.
I believe that they can awaken something inside of you and open your eyes to a world that you didn’t know existed. That they can light a fire in your imagination, or lull you into a dream filled sleep. They can tell a story and change your way of thinking, or solidify already held beliefs. I believe that words can break a spirit, but that they can also heal a soul.
I also believe in love. The passionate, messy kind. Anything else would be boring. So I hope that here you will find powerful words, lots of love and maybe even learn something new as you follow Chelsea and I on our journeys with our men on wheels.
Learn more about Chelsea.