Chelsie Corbett was born under the open New Mexico sky, but has spent most of her life being dragged around the US in her mother’s minivan. Growing up, she spent time running around in the woods in Wyoming, on the mesas in New Mexico, and in the rolling hills of a Pennsylvania river valley. Now she lives just a few miles from the beach in Los Angeles, California.
My favorite local films are…. Greece, Pretty Woman, Pulp Fiction, Clueless, The Big Lebowski….I give up, I can’t choose. Living in Los Angeles, I certainly have my pick. I got to watch the batmobile chase scene from one of the Batman movies. I inhaled a fake snowflake, but it was worth it. My favorite novel/book from my country / by a writer from my country is…… Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. If you’ve never sat outside and read it, cancel your weekend plans and do that instead. You are welcome. When I need a reminder of home, I listen to…..my family! They are always only a phone call away. My favorite time of the year is……Los Angeles doesn’t really have seasons, except for in June when the marine layer sets in and the city is chilly and cloudy. Everyone digs out their sweaters, boots and scarves and spends their time complaining about how freezing they are in the 60 degree weather and how their wetsuits aren’t thick enough. I (not so) secretly love June Gloom and any chance to wear scarves and not get out of my cozy bed all day. My all time local hero is…..Iron Man? Or maybe Mel Gibson or Tom Cruise. Does Tom Cruise count? My favorite local phrase is…..“Cowabunga, dude!” Nobody actually says that, but I like the notion of diving headlong into something with no hesitation. My favorite words of wisdom/words to live by are…. Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. – Max Ehrmann. What I love most about my home country is…. soft breezes, crashing waves, breathtaking sunsets, bonfires, stars, road trips, catching fireflies in jars, extreme freedom of thought, the notion that I can completely define my own circumstances and, of course, coffee & donut shops.