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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 think that sometimes the whole “chasing your dreams” idea can make us a little snobby about good opportunities.
Because really, it’s pretty easy to tell yourself that you’re working hard when you’re sitting around pinning motivating quotes on pinterest that are going to help you work hard once a good opportunity comes along.
It’s easy to wait for your dream to walk past you before you start chasing it.
It’s a lot harder to start chasing it when it’s nowhere in sight and you have no idea if you’re ever even going to catch up to it.
This month, I decided I was going to take every opportunity that came my way (within reason, of course). If applied for a bunch of freelancing that I really didn’t want to do. I worked my butt off for opportunities that paid way less than they should of. I did so much boring writing that I thought my eyeballs just might fall out.
And you know what?
Freelance writing freaking paid a good portion of my rent this month.
No, it wasn’t the type of writing that I love. It wasn’t glamorous. It didn’t come with cups of coffee and creativity and excitement. But I got a paycheck from writing. And that’s pretty cool.
If there’s a step you can take that puts you even a little bit closer to where you want to be, take it. Even if it’s not the most glamorous step. Even if it doesn’t come with confetti and butterflies, like you always thought that following your dreams would look like.
While you’re sitting around waiting for that right step to come along, you could have taken ten of those hard working, not so fun steps. And I think those tend to lead you a heck of a lot closer to where you should be.
Bottom line being that sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves, throw on some Iggy, and get to work.
Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Day! What does chasing your dream look like to you?
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