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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
I was wondering when I would get to title a post with T.I. lyrics. It looks like today is the day.
I’ve seen a lot of posts lately trying to define Christmas. Trying to say what kind of Christmas you should or should not have. Saying a commercialized Christmas is a big fat no and if you don’t think so, you need to reevaluate your life.
Sometimes I can get lost in the place of perfect hair and sage wisdom also known as blogland. And around a time like this, it can make me feel like I’m doing everything wrong. Like I’m behind because I haven’t baked any Christmas cookies yet. Or that I’m missing out because we didn’t send out a Christmas card this year. Or I’m a bad person because I want to buy lots of presents.
And that’s just not true. It’s not true about me, and it’s not true about you.
This Christmas is your Christmas. Do whatever makes you happy about Christmas. If you feel like all the shopping and presents commercialize Christmas too much for you, then make your own gifts and focus on the non-commercial aspects. If eating grilled cheese for a month so you can buy alllll the presents your heart desires for everyone you love is your jam, go for it. Whatever makes Christmas mean the most to you and your husband//family//puppy//whoever you may live with, that is what you should do.
Christmas comes once a year and it is much too short. It’s too short to not do what you love to do at Christmastime, and it’s too short to waste your time sitting around judging others for how they spend their Christmas.
So get yourself a peppermint mocha and watch Elf and just be incredibly happy that it’s Christmas. Or, don’t. Do whatever makes you happy. It’s your Christmas.
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