Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Real Me

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins... over this past week, I've come to realize I've lost a few very close friends over the past few months. They all want to blame me for that. I'm not going to say they are wrong because of course, I will admit and apologize for my actions that led up to our friendships ending. Yet, I also feel that this post needs to explain some things about me in general as a person so get ready to hear a personal anecdote.

Growing up, I was the shy girl. Still am in most social situations but between my freshman and sophomore year in college, I finally found my voice. Growing up, though, I would keep things bottled inside and the only time they would release themselves is when I finally found an outlet through writing my freshman year of high school. Before that, I was a psychological mess. I suffered from depression and had thoughts of suicide.

After that, God showed me to Jesus who eventually led me to writing and in the process, introduced me to that professional skater known by the name Ryan Sheckler. Through Ryan Sheckler and writing, I found my purpose in life.

Today, I've matured in both Ryan Sheckler and writing. If you don't know what I'm talking about please see the blogs: The Difference between Love and Respect and It's A Writer's World After All.

In my maturity, as I mentioned before, I found my voice. With my voice, I speak the truth. I speak the truth about my feelings, my opinion, and my beliefs in hopes that people treat me the same.

Therefore, I feel that the friendships that I recently lost and the drama that I've been involved in throughout college, is because people cannot handle the truth. In the words of Lil Wayne, "it's a foreign language" to people. Also, sometimes it hurts because it opens things inside our unconscious mind and heart that we would rather keep locked inside and distract ourselves from dealing with. Not me. I find if you don't face problems head on in life, you end up carrying that weight with you for the rest of your life or end up making your life shorter.


My true friends that I still have know this about me and I know they have my back and accept me for all these things. Those that have chosen to not be my friend or not accept me, most likely secretly cannot face the fact that they want to be me. I know people will read this who are not my friends and be all, "Wow, what a cocky bitch." Not cocky; I'm confident.

I can understand why people would want to be me. I've lived an amazing life. I am extremely talented and have a lot to offer to those that are in need of those things but I am all that I am because GREATNESS lives inside me and that GREATNESS has a name that I speak of every day. His name is JESUS. Without him, I honestly wouldn't be great or extraordinary me. I'd just be plain-Jane ordinary me. So, all of you out there who envy me, cannot forgive me for being me, or want to be me, stop those negative thoughts RIGHT now.

You should not want to be ME; You should want to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and become EXTRAORDINARY GREATNESS just like HIM♥

If you are ready to be an ambassador in Christ, please pray this with me:

“Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, ‘Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’ (Acts 2:21). I am calling on You. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life according to Romans 10:9-10: ‘If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’ I do that now. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.

“I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved! You also said in Your Word, ‘If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: HOW MUCH MORE shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?’ (Luke 11:13). I’m also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me the utterance (Acts 2:4). In Jesus’ Name. Amen!”

Begin to praise God for filling you with the Holy Spirit. Speak those words and syllables you receive—not in your own language, but the language given to you by the Holy Spirit. You have to use your own voice. God will not force you to speak. Don’t be concerned with how it sounds. It is a heavenly language!

Continue with the blessing God has given you and pray in tongues each day. You are a born-again, Spirit-filled believer. You’ll never be the same!"(From

For more information and resources involved with being an ambassador for Christ, please visit<-----Copy and Paste this. What are you waiting for?

Until next time, in a world where you can be anyone, be yourself!

Love Times Infinity,
Chelsea Lynn
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring break 2011♥

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins... was an ultimate success! I enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything went great. Let me give you the deets...

Last weekend was Tampa Pro and was and usually is the BEST way to start my spring break.

Monday we hit up Green Key beach♥
Getting our tan on. ;-)

Tuesday we hit up the Big Busch aka Busch Gardens♥
Still haven't gotten a pic with Big Bird or Elmo. :(

Wednesday we hit up Publix to start applying for summer work while I got all my spring break hw done♥

In case you didn't know, Dunkin Donuts was the official sponsor of my Spring Break reality. :)

Thursday I stayed home for the first day all break and totally had fun chilling with no make-up on and told anybody who questioned my habits this:
I mean, it was St. Patty's day after all♥

Friday, we beached it up at Honeymoon Island♥

Saturday, I went to the movies and saw Beastly. It was really good. :D

Afterward, we hit up Taco Bell. We came home and I did Pilates before watching Grease and Grown-ups. My best friend Geniveve is a popcorn hog, just saying. :P

Sickest spring break in a while♥

The biggest plus: It was way less expensive than traveling to some place like Miami or California. Maybe, next year I'll travel to an exotic location for spring break. :)

Until next time, you only enjoy life when your life becomes a blank book of no expectations♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tampa Pro 2011: The Gnarliest Skate Contest Ever

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...Seriously. If you weren't at Tampa Pro this year, don't worry. Chellyz got yo back. :)

Everyone was here this year. There were 90 skaters attempting to qualify and make the Top 30 to make it to the Semi-Finals where the Top 10 from there go against the Top 2 qualifiers of the weekend. Those two Top dawgs were none other than Torey Pudwill and Zered Bassett.
In case you never heard of the Tampa Pro. It's a professional contest that has been going on since 1995 and it takes place 45-50 minutes away from my house in Port Richey, FL at this place called the Skatepark of Tampa:

It was my best friend Sarah's first Tampa Pro:

She had a killer time! I think she will accompany me to future Pro's. :)

Here's Jereme Rogers and Nyjah Houston♥

Here's Danny Cerezini and Torey Pudwill♥

We also met Chaz Ortiz. The caption for this pic, "Pimpin' aint easy unless you're Chaz Ortiz." Such a cute kid. My sisters officially have a crush. Trust me, it's hard not to like skaters they are the sickest athletes ever, not to mention realer than G's and hot as sin! ;-)

Congrats to Dennis Busenitz for winning this year's Tampa Pro. Also congrats to Nyjah Houston and Torey Pudwill for taking second and third place. :D

The winner's list looks like this:
1. Dennis Busenitz
2.Nyjah Houston
3. Torey Pudwill
4.Shane O'Neil
5.Luan Oliveira
7.Chaz Ortiz
8.Zered Bassett
9.Eric Koston
10.Ryan Decenzo
11. Jereme Rogers
12.Chris Troy
All in all it was a fun weekend. You should go next year! Trust me, it's worth the 15 dollars plus hotel stay* and travel expenses.* The sickest shit goes down here every year! :)

For more information and footage from this year's Tampa Pro visit: <----Copy and paste, foo.

Before leaving you with a few final words, Ryan Sheckler would have made the winning list if he didn't get word of a family emergency and had to fly home. Prayers and kind thoughts are being sent his way!

This week is Spring Break for me and my gorgeous sisters. I'm looking forward to spending the week bonding with them. So far, we had fun last night playing with our webcam. Here's a little sneak peak:
My friends all call me the Sexy Librarian because I work at the library. What do you think?

Until next time, follow Lauryn Hill's advice: Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem- Doo Wop(That Thing). This is the rock that sits on my closet in my dorm that says that exact thing. It reminds me to value myself every day♥ Ladies and gents, be more than this:
Don't give it away. As I always say: "Better the wedding band around my finger than a memory of a one night stand left to linger."♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

P.S. I drove the other day for the first time since Thanksgiving. Be on the lookout, peeps. Chelly will have her license faster than you can say, "Mercedes Benz." :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Difference between Love and Respect

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...

You would never guess who I saw this weekend. I personally thought I would never talk to this person again or even be able to look this person in the eye ever again.

Did anyone say Ryan Sheckler? I could have sworn I just heard someone say it through the computer screen.

Well, you're right.

On Saturday, I went to the Sk8park of Tampa for the following event which benefitted Boards for Bros.

It was kewl because I finally got to meet a friend of mine that I made over facebook who I met through the Sheckler Foundation:

Here's the star of the show:

What was the best part of the event was seeing how good Ryan was with the little guys. He had incredible patience with them. He really wanted to help them learn the tricks. It was really incredible and it was a side of Ryan I've never gotten to see up close and personal. Besides that, the kids, the teenage girls, and the moms were mobbing and going fan-crazy. The little kids even tried to follow him into the bathroom. LOl. While he was mobbed by fans who only asked him for pictures and autographs, my mother who is such an AMAZING lady decided to be the polar bear that broke the ice and asked Ryan how he was. His face lit up and he was like, "I'm good. How are you?" Then, he smiled at me. :) FYI, his smile was 100% Grade A Cheese. :P For those that don't know me personally, that means it was a real, genuine smile from the heart. Believe me, I've seen enough fake cheese to know the difference.

Yup, he recognized us. After all these years, it's still nice to see that he knows and appreciates us for supporting him and his career. :)

Today was an even greater day. We heard Ryan was going to be with the rest of the Etnies team at the Westside Skate Shop in Tarpon Springs, FL doing an autograph signing. Tarpon is so close to where we live in Port Richey so we knew we had to go and we figured it was time Geniveve Rosalynn got to meet her hero, Sheckler. :)

Geniveve wore her Ryan Sheckler for Prez shirt and was getting a lot of attention. One of the skaters on the line waiting with us took her picture and as always, she posed and he got a kick out of her. He told us, "You're dog is righteous." Skaters are Legit the shit!

Ryan recognized her when she went under the table to greet him. (Yes, she went right up to Ryan. SN: My girl Geniveve is a freaking smart cookie.)

He even told my mom he remembered the shirt. His DQ: "I know that shirt."

We had him sign the shirt and then he took a picture with all of us girls minus Mom.

It was funny because we were the only people Ryan took a picture with. That's just the perks of befriending a skater before he is MTV and Blockbuster film famous.

Seriously, be nice to people. You never know who's going to make it to the top of the fame ladder a year from now.

Moral of the story: I am not in love with Ryan nor in like with Ryan. What I can say is that I have always cared for him and respected him as a person. Yes, not a skater but first and foremost, A PERSON.

Celebrities are people too.

Not going to say I'm a fan of Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, or Chaz Ortiz, etc. I'm just a fan of skateboarding who grew up befriending and supporting Ryan Sheckler because at that point of my life, it was my God-given purpose. See the rewards I'm reaping today.

Tampa Pro next weekend and I have direct confirmation that Ryan is going to be there.

It's going to be sick.

Hope to see you there!

Before I leave you with a final thought, here's what Geniveve looked like after meeting Ryan:

100% Grade A "I just met Sheckler" cheese! LMAO.

Until next time, The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him - Cyril Connolly

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~