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madisonchelsea Whenever I post on Instagram, I first think "is my big sister going to make fun of me for being a hipster?" .

But I can't help it if I live in an art district and happen to drink coffee in the morning while I'm watering my house plants, and it's not my fault the east facing window has really great morning light!!! . love you @sincerelyfreakish
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madisonchelsea Ugh growing up is having two drinks and waking up feeling hungover. It's awesome. #not #cheapdate
I snapped this one on the way home from work the other day. My head hurts too much to try to tell a cute story, so I'll leave you with this: . Thanks, that is all.
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madisonchelsea For the first time since I participated in high school team sports, I've really hit my stride with being active. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a value of mine, but for many reasons over the last few years, I've really struggled with developing a habit of working out.
Recently, I gave my attitude a makeover and started anew. Rather than making allowances for myself, thinking things like: "well, you hate going to the gym, so if you make it twice this week, you can be proud," I've realized that the more you go, the more you go. Sometimes, it just takes the momentum of a little success to commit to an intimidating transformation.
This morning was my #LISS day, and rather than hitting the treadmill, I took my pooch on a walk. I've lived in my neighborhood for TEN MONTHS and this is the first time I've hit the Platte River Trail. I discovered a park just down the street that I didn't know existed.
I was so focused on weekend escapes to the mountains that I forgot to appreciate the magic in my own backyard.
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madisonchelsea Littlefoot: Have you ever seen the Great Valley?
Littlefoot's Mother: No.
Littlefoot: Well, how do you know it's really there?
Littlefoot's Mother: Some things you see with your eyes, others you see with your heart.
Littlefoot: I don't understand, Mother.
Littlefoot's Mother: You will, my son. You will.
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madisonchelsea Last time we were in Moab, Misty was still a puppy and needed to be carried through the tough parts of hikes.
This year, she ran circles around us and impressed us by discovering that she can rock climb...I'm so proud! #dogswhohike
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madisonchelsea Ok ok last one for today... ️ Moab was refreshing, and as always, so so beautiful. I've never seen the desert so green... I feel like I hit the "reset" button on life. When I'm at home in the city, there's constant stimulation. I love the excitement and am not ready to give it up...but every time I'm romping around in nature, the same thought creeps up on me: what if this was my life?

What if I could trade alarm clocks for sunrises, honking horns for bird calls, interstates for trails?
There are so many unique challenges to both lifestyles...for now, I'm happy with my hybrid blend of city life and outdoor adventure, but one day the scales are going to tip in favor of something more simple 🙃🏕
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madisonchelsea Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons:
It is to grow in the open air
And to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman
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madisonchelsea There's something about being in a remote place that makes all of your problems back home feel remote, too. Instead of worrying about the bills stacking up on the counter in Denver, I spent the weekend in Moab worrying about flash floods and hoping to achieve basic food safety minimums. 3w

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madisonchelsea Rainy day drive to see my sister 1mon

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madisonchelsea Doin Denver things 🏻️ 1mon

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madisonchelsea If we didn't have double-paned windows, I doubt they'd be so interested in the snow!


I was lucky enough to be able to work from home today, and vowed not to leave my bed. Then my laptop hit 1% and I realized I left my charger at the office yesterday.
In another stroke of luck, my friend in a nearby neighborhood is home today and thanks to the ubiquity of Apple, had one for me to borrow!

The roads were awful: nearing whiteout conditions, street signs covered by snow. I missed the turn, went the wrong direction down a one way, and then got stuck parked at my friends.
They bailed me out, sent me on my way with the charger, and now I'm back at home with some chamomile tea. I'm never leaving again!!
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madisonchelsea My weekend started with a succulent show at the botanic gardens and a shopping trip with my mom and sister. Je suis sortie avec mes amies françaises. Woke up in a bathrobe with little eyelash imprints on my pillowcase cause i went to sleep with makeup on like an amateur. Spent the rest of the day on the couch, hiding from the monstrous piles of laundry threatening me. Pulled it together just in time to see my man friend and his bros play some dads from Englewood in their rec bball league. So many silly things and hash rips, and if I don't write down the details like this I might forget someday.

Thanks for the good times @yourgreatestjoy@jacquewatson@sincerelyfreakish@nutrishus8 @teenyzoso@jessicaaa.jean@samouellette7@softheroach
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madisonchelsea I think my dog has more play dates than me, but I guess that's part of growing up! Some days I wish I could click my heels three times and go back to college.
Then it hits 5 o'clock and I remember why a job is the reward for finishing school.
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madisonchelsea Hi hello what's up spring?! #SpringInTheCity

Something I've wanted to do for years is to turn my Instagram account into more of a storytelling tool. But for the longest time, the fear of putting my thoughts out into the world was paralyzing.
I've learned to express myself pretty well through emojis, but it's just not enough...I have thoughts and feelings and a life outside the 'gram. I want to communicate, to connect with people. Not just pimp my images out for likes.
Why is it that fear of judgment is so strong? I'm over it.
This is me.
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madisonchelsea What better way to start the day than by climbing on the roof?! 2mon

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