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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.
To focus on the things that are in my control. I’m pretty sure this has been on a “what I learned this month” list before, so obviously I still have more to learn about it. But I thought a lot about it this month. I’m the kind of person who can drive myself crazy thinking about all the things I have absolutely no control over. And how stupid is that? What a way to waste a day, right? I’m working on focusing on all the things I can control, and trying to just roll with the punches for the rest.
To be the best version of myself. I wrote about it here. I’m working on changing my perspective to focus on this, and it’s been really amazing.
That I crave experiences. This is how I like to spend my money. I want vacations and trips and memories. I want to go to dinner not because I don’t want to cook (I mean, I probably don’t want to cook), but because I want the experiences of sitting on a patio and laughing and talking over food. It doesn’t bother me to drop a lot of money on vacation and have to pinch pennies for the rest of the month, because I want to make long-lasting memories of sitting on the beach and eating nachos while my babe laughs and plays football.
That as much as I love a good to-do list, I don’t need to live and die by them. I had a lot of things to do on Thursday, but the sun came out for the first time in what felt like forever. So I took Jack to the pool, and we stayed there until the rain came back. This meant the dishes didn’t get done. I didn’t catch up on laundry. Emails went unresponded to. And you know what? It was every bit worth it. If I had judged the day by how many things I marked off my to-do list, it would’ve looked like a failure. But in reality, it was anything but.
What did this month teach you?
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