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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
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Sometimes, I miss January.
Not really January, exactly, since it’s kind of the buzzkill of all months. But I miss the motivation and enthusiasm for change that comes in January.
In January, I wake up excited to tackle my to-do list. I’m motivated to examine every area of my life and see how I can make it better and what needs an overhaul. In January, the idea of cleaning the house excites me, because it’s a resolution and I’m going to tackle it head-on. In January, waking up and spending the day making binders and lists and meal plans and writing out goals seems like the perfect thing.
But it’s August. And my dishes and laundry are slowly overtaking my house. I have no idea what’s for dinner, and I’m days behind on my to-do list. Work is piling up, and oh yeah, I’m having a baby.
And it’s August.
So the idea of spending my time writing out goals and resolutions and decluttering the house and making meal plans just doesn’t seem as enticing, you know?
Sometimes, you have to have New Years in August.
You have to reclaim your days, even though it’s not January and there isn’t a Christmas tree in your living room. You have to decide what you want to change and then change it, even though it’s 95 degrees outside and not the crisp winter weather that usually accompanies change.
Here’s to the inspiration, motivation, and enthusiasm that January 1st so often brings. And here’s to having that, and maybe more, on August 5th.
Here’s to reclaiming your days and overhauling your life whenever it’s needed, no matter what the calendar says. Because any day is a good day to celebrate a fresh start.
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