Sometimes, You’re Closer Than You Think.

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  1. Meagan Lindsay

    February 2nd, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    What a great idea to encourage yourself as a writer! I might have to do the same, the next time I'm feeling like a failure for having not worked on my novel in days (or weeks…). You go, girl! Thanks for sharing this. πŸ™‚

  2. Audrey Louise

    February 2nd, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Way to go, Chelsea! This is so encouraging. Sometimes, at first, we think we've failed at something, but if you look at it a little differently your opinion may change. This is a really encouraging reminder!

  3. BLovedBoston

    February 2nd, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    A great way of looking at things! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  4. Melanie

    February 2nd, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I love visiting your blog because there is always some wonderful advice and so much positivity here! 77,000 words is awesome!!!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  5. Shaunacey Bonneville

    February 2nd, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    love this and good for you for going over it and changing your perspective!

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

  6. Erin Zauner

    February 2nd, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    this is a great perspective, and a good exercise for a new mom…we have to do a lot of that in our new lives!

  7. Carolann

    February 2nd, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I absolutely needed this! I think that I keep focusing on my bigger goals that I don't stop to appreciate the little strides I've been making. Without those little steps, how will we ever get to our big goals?!

  8. Lauren Elizabeth

    February 2nd, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    77,000 words is definitely an accomplishment! Things are always better than they sometimes appear.

  9. Emily S (Em Busy Living)

    February 2nd, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    You go girl! You're accomplishing much more than you imagine!

  10. Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes}

    February 2nd, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Dang girl! Almost 78,000 words is awesome! Sometimes you just have to take it easy on yourself and realize that even if you' aren't hitting all the big goals you set for yourself, appreciate the every day things that are actually big accomplishments! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  11. Kate

    February 2nd, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you for this post–I needed it! I really want to be a writer, but I can't focus on writing 24/7 because I am doing those other things I have to do as an adult–yet, I still feel like a huge failure.

  12. Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    February 2nd, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Amen, sister! Cheers to you!

  13. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    February 2nd, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Yes, Chelsea! I love that you added it up so it is tangible.

  14. Lisa

    February 2nd, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I love this post! I also felt like I was a writing failure in 2015 because I didn't meet the goals I had set for myself. When I began thinking about 2016, I decided that I would write what felt right when it felt like the right time. I agree that sometimes we are making progress when we don't even realize it so thanks for the reminder! I have to say that your blog has become one of my favorites to read – you often provide me inspiration when I might not even realize I need it (and that makes you a writing success regardless of goals or standards)!

  15. Laura Darling

    February 2nd, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    You wrote them, and people read them! Absolutely not a failure at all!

  16. Because of Jackie

    February 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I like this. Sometimes I think I make little headway in life with a lot of things, but I am working towards small goals each day and accomplishing more than I think. Plus, you grew a HUMAN! That is huge;)

  17. The Siberian American

    February 2nd, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    This is such a great way of looking at your goals. Sometimes I definitely get discouraged, but when I look at the big picture, it makes me feel better. 77,000 is a lot of words! πŸ™‚

  18. Jenn S.

    February 2nd, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I'm so encouraged by this, and I hope you are too! I can't imagine how many words I cranked out in 2015, but having revved up my blog life, I'm pretty sure it was a lot. I feel like a lot of the time when I'm discouraged or stressed, I have to take a step back and look at it from a bigger perspective, just like this. There's usually a lot more to it that I'm missing!

  19. Neeny

    February 2nd, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    This is a lovely inspirational post, I loved reading it πŸ™‚
    Sometimes I feel like a failure too, but sometimes it's not clear to see what's been achieved!

    Neeny | Spoon Full Of Yum

  20. chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    February 2nd, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    so much truth to this! glad you can tangibly count words too πŸ™‚ high fives!

  21. Alyssa Guttendorf

    February 2nd, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    77,857 IS a lot of words! You have a lot of be proud of. Plus the whole growing a tiny human thing.. πŸ™‚

  22. Jenn

    February 2nd, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Great outlook. Sometimes I feel down on myself for not starting my blog sooner, when I've been thinking about it forever, but then I look back and realize all the memories I have already jotted down & I'm happy with myself and what I've done. And growing a tiny human while writing that many words is kind of something to be really proud of πŸ™‚

  23. Kate at Green Fashionista

    February 2nd, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Wow you rocked it gurlie, and I'm so glad that you see that. I'm so sorry you were so sick in your pregnancy, and am glad you are no holding that precious baby in your arms <3
    Green Fashionista

  24. Meghan

    February 2nd, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    What a great way to look at it! xo.

  25. Allison

    February 2nd, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Ohh, I love this reminder, and I needed it this week — thank you!

  26. Emily @ Ember Grey

    February 3rd, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Yes, my goodness, yes. THANK YOU – I needed to read this today right in this moment. (( HUG ))

  27. Rachel McCarthy

    February 3rd, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Love this post — it's SO true!! And yes, that's a ton of words!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  28. emily @ a little bit of emily

    February 3rd, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Love the message in this post. Definitely needed a reminder of that today. And wow, so many words. That is awesome!

  29. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)

    February 3rd, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    You're an awesome writer, Chelsea! You should be so proud πŸ™‚

  30. Aimee Louise

    February 4th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    This is so encouraging! I've always loved to write, it's so easy to feel like you aren't living up to expectations.

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