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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.
What is your dream?
Really, what is it? If someone asked you to describe your dream life, what would you tell them?
I love talking about dreams. I love dreaming. I love saying to dream big and chase your dreams no matter what.
Lately, with so much transition happening, it’s made me think more about this. And I’m wondering if maybe all the focus we put on chasing our dreams leads us to a place of feeling unfulfilled. Does putting so much pressure on chasing the dream make us more apt to not feeling content when we should?
If you asked me what my dream was, I’d tell you it’s to be an author who gets to write books for a living. I’d tell you I want to pay my rent with my words. That I want to get to write book after book and know that people want to read them. To me, that’s the dream.
But alas, that’s not happening right now. My job has nothing to do with writing, but it pays my bills. And I still get to write–I have this blog, and of course, I’m always writing, still chasing that dream. Is that enough? For now, I think yes.
Here’s the thing: I think it’s possible to enjoy life and be happy exactly where you are while still chasing your dream. Does being happy where you are mean you’re settling, or that you’re giving up on what you want? No, it doesn’t.
We’re all where we’re at in life. And we can–and should–chase our dreams. But don’t let that lead you to a place of being ungrateful and restless. Celebrate the areas where you get to have your dream and your life intersect, and keep looking for those areas. But don’t let the desire to chase your dream make you throw away the happiness that your life right now could bring you. Because chances are, it’s a pretty good life.
So dream on, dreamers. But be happy today, here and now, too.
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