About the Author

Hello, from "the office," (a.k.a. Starbucks)!

Hello, from “the office,” (a.k.a. Starbucks)!

Welcome to Bohemian Notebook, a blog meant to inspire young people to find the courage to choose chose alternative paths, and to encourage not-so-young people to reawaken youthfulness and re-energize dreams and aspirations from their earlier years.

I am a freelance wedding and event planner, based (for now) in Atlanta, Georgia. I also happen to have a love and talent for gap-years, writing and casual art (specifically chalkboard art and sign painting).

The name, Bohemian Notebook, stems from a combination of wiki-research (impressive) and self-inspiration. Following my fairly recent graduation from a small liberal-arts college in New England, I passed on an elite corporate opportunity in The Big Apple (NYC) to explore my options and take my chances chasing after a life I really wanted…

Bo-he-mi-an (n.) \boh-hee-mee-uhn\ 1. A person, as a writer or artist, who lives and acts free of conventional rules and practices. 2. One who lives a wandering or vagabond life, as a gypsy.

Values: truth, beauty, freedom, and love

A great find in Zilker Park, Austin, Texas

A great find in Zilker Park, Austin, Texas

Growing up, my parents taught me that quality of life is more important than the size of your bi-monthly paycheck (as long as you can take care of yourself). They encouraged my siblings and me to harness creativity and exercise strengths and set goals and try new things. The opportunity to follow the norm — to follow my parents’ original paths — was there, but it was not the path I wanted. I needed intellectual challenge. I needed novelty. And as the oldest of five, I inherently needed to inspire and help others.

In addition to marketing myself as an author, it is my hope that this blog will serve as a source of hope and guidance to others who feel that itch do something extraordinary with their lives. I will post, and post often, but more importantly, I want to hear from you! Fill out my contact form below, and please like my facebook page, www.facebook.com/BohemianNotebook!

“I do not exist in this world to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy,” Richard Bach.

Cheers, and thank you for reading!

Xo Chels

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