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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.
When you’re forced to empty out your bank account to order novels and poetry and books filled with scholars debating whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote anything, be happy with your budget diet of ramen noodles and taco bell for the rest of the month. You will never again have an excuse to empty your bank account on books.
When you think that maybe you’ve chosen the wrong major because all the boys in your class wear pants tighter than yours and all the girls in your class have perfected the air of not caring and have twitter bios quoting an obscure author you’ve never heard of before this semester, don’t. They’re pretending too. And if you stop pretending, you’ll learn some really beautiful things.
When you’re tempted to give in and read the spark-notes version of everything so that you can sleep and actually have a life on the weekends, don’t do it. One day you will think of Coleridge and Byron and Kerouac as your best friends that you’ve never met, and any time with them you cheated yourself out of will be time you regret.
Pay close attention to the red marks on your papers. Don’t be too offended that you actually did not write the greatest paper in the world and you actually are not the voice of your generation like you maybe thought. Because after this, you will have to pay hundreds of dollars to get someone to edit your writing with that much care and precision.
Enjoy the best of times and the worst of times, because secretly, they are all the best of times.
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