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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.
1. Now is not the time to be nice. If you’re like me and can sometimes have somewhat of a doormat personality–you’re gonna need to dig real deep and find your inner boxing gloves.
Here are some
real life examples where it’s not the time to just be nice and let someone walk all over you. Maybe these happened…maybe I just have a really good imagination.
2. People are going to let you down…and that’s okay. Because people are also going to surprise you with how great they are. Here’s the deal: there are some people that you’re going to expect a lot of, and they’re just not going to come through. There will be people you expect to be a part of your day that will not even make it to your wedding. And you will feel very protective and hurt, thinking, “But this is MY WEDDING! How could you not drop everything in your life to make it perfect?!”
But then there will also be people who really pull together to make sure you have the most amazing day ever. And those people are the best.
3. Don’t answer your phone the day of. Better yet, hand it off to someone else. I got so many texts the morning of my wedding. Some were sweet congratulations, but some were things I just did not need to be worrying about–like the 85 people who texted me asking what they should wear.
Just hand it off to someone you trust to tell you if there is actually something you need to see…not just your ex-boyfriend saying he misses you or someone asking if they can give a speech.
4. You really should eat. I’m going to confess something here. The morning of my wedding, I ate McDonalds.
Never mind that we were right by Panera, and I could have had a smoothie or a dainty little quiche. I needed a hash brown, dangit. I will never forget my mom calling my dad and saying, “She decided she wants McDonalds!” In the same way that she had said, “She decided she wants this wedding dress!”
My dad came to the rescue with the hash browns, and as we were making sure everything was set up perfectly, we were shoving our faces with McDonalds. We’re the classiest, let me just tell you.
But seriously: You need to eat on the day of your wedding. I promise you will still fit in your wedding dress, no matter what you eat. I tested that theory out for you. You’re welcome.
5. If you want it at your wedding, you should have it at your wedding.
My wedding was on December 29th. These were my colors:
If you want it, you should have it. Colors, food, music, all of it. If you don’t want it, don’t put it in your wedding. Everyone is going to have an opinion and you should probably just smile and nod and then do whatever you want, because it’s not their wedding.
What would you add to this list?
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