I’m Back.

A life update and a brief explanation for my hiatus.

Chelsea Alexandra
5 min readAug 21


Keanu Reeves in John Wick (2014) — Lionsgate

I’m back.

It’s been about four months since I wrote my last post, which you can check out here.

That was right before the storm actually set in. There have been a lot of major changes in my life. I had so much going on all at once, I had to take a hiatus and get used to a new normal.

Major Change #1: New Job.

Right around the time of my last post, I was at my wit's end. After working in the Cosmetology industry for about eight years, working as an esthetician for three of the eight — I burned out. I had began to dislike the industry, I started to feel consistanly depleated with dealing with people and clients on a daily basis, all while some of my professional needs not being met… I decided to leave not only my place of work but the industry altogether.

Kendall Roy having a meltdown at his birthday (Jeremy Strong, Succession, HBO)

I had started my job search mid March/early April — a reasonable time to start while you are already preparing to move out of your apartment…we’ll get to that in a second.

What seemed like months, and countless rejections, I finally got hired somewhere. I am not a social media manager for a trade show production company and it has been pretty great (so far). The professional needs that my previous employer could not provide me were met where I currently am. There are even some perks…

I get to travel with the show and capture content of the shows, get to meet new people and live out an Eloise at The Plaza fantasy for the weekend. In July, I got to go to Miami for one of our shows. I got to meet a lot people in the industry and just new people in general. It was a new and exciting experience I get to do three more times before this year is up.

Most importantly, I am happy.

I am happy right now, I was happy yesterday and I hope I am happy tomorrow.

Here is a picture of me on my last day as an unhappy esthetician/physician’s assistant and en route to go see a double feature, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 and Are You there God? It’s Me, Margret. Both movies made me cry so much.

Major Change #2: The Move

David Schwimmer as Ross Geller in Friends — Warner Bros.

After six years in the same apartment, with the same roommate, and same routine, I decided to disrupt everything and move. It was time and it felt right. It was time for me to hit a reset on my life, so that’s what I did.

It was bittersweet. I know I wasn’t losing my best friend/roommate, but I was not going to see her everyday like I have the last six years. I also wasn’t going out on my own, I was moving back home to figure out what resetting actually meant to me. Going from living on my own and then coming back home after so long is a big adjustment.

My mental health since the move has been up and down. I know I made the right choice for myself so that way I can figure out myself out but coming home can still make you feel like you failed at being an adult. I know that isn’t true, there is no winning, passing or failing at being an “adult”. At the end of the day, we really are all just winging it. There has always been a negative connotation when it comes to moving back in with your parents but in this economy, honestly, is it really that bad?

It is also hard to adjust to liking things done a certain way and now having to do it another. It is all one big… adjustment.


Now that the storms of change have subsided and I have some semblance of a routine, it is time to get back to things I enjoyed.

I will still continue to write movie reviews but I will also be expanding into the world of pop culture and topic about movies and pop culture in general that interest me.

I have some new series that I have been working on that will go live soon that I can’t wait for everyone to start reading.

I have never done a series on this platform so I am excited.

( I am not starting a publication, I am just starting a series of articles.)

Allow me to introduce…

Credit: Chelsea Alexandra

They Just Don’t Make TV Like They Used To

If there is one thing I love more than cinema, its Reality TV. Instead of touching grass, like any normal kid in the 2000s, I spent HOURS consuming everything from The Real World, The Simple Life, all that VH1 had to offer and even the problematic ones we all forgot about. Luckily, I am here to remind you about all of the ones you forgot about and all the ones you secretly love. I will writing about the good, the bad and how reality tv just isn’t what it used to be (and it might not be a bad thing).

Coming soon…

Well, that’s all I have for now…

I am really excited to be back! I can’t wait for you to read my post and to connect with you all again!

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Chelsea Alexandra

Top writer in Movies! 🎬🍿 An insufferable pop culture enthusiast who writes about Movies and TV. Loves drinking an iced coffee at 10 PM at night.