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Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Wow. The past few years have been exciting. Difficult. Life-changing? Sure. When I started this, I really was angry. I was angry that my life had changed so drastically, so quickly. But, mostly, I think I was just a young woman with a big chip on her shoulder, which isnít that unusual when youíre a certain age. At least, I donít think itís that unusual. You feel like you donít have any control over your life and yet you feel like youíre an ďadultĒ who should have control and that just makes you mad. Anyway, it made me mad. And given what was going on in my life Ė my parents died, then I found out they werenít really my parents, anyway Ė Iím going to give myself permission to be even angrier than most.

But, thatís not why Iím writing this today. Today, Iím signing off. Iím not angry anymore (well, not most of the time) but perhaps more importantly, Iím leaving Salem. My mom, Billie, was seriously injured and Iím going to go to London to take care of her. Talk about life-changing. Iím pretty much leaving everything and everyone Iíve ever known (except my mom) and starting something new. But, I knew it was the right thing to do. Sure, Iím going to miss Salem, my dad, all my friends Ö Max. Iím really going to miss Max. But when I found out what had happened to mom, that she was going to need help, well Ö Remember how angry I was? I didnít exactly make things easy for my mom. And I know I donít have to do this, or anything, to make it up to her. She wouldnít want me to, but I want to. I want to show her that no matter how terrible I was for how long, Iím a better person now. At least, I like to think I am. And I want my mom to think I am, too.

So, goodbye Salem. Goodbye angry Chelsea. Hello brand new life.

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