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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.
Gooood morning + happy Monday!
I had every intention of scheduling blogs to go live during my trip to D.C., but Jack was sick all week. I don’t know if you’ve ever been around a toddler with a stomach virus, but it’s very, very time consuming (and also very messy, but we don’t have to talk about that). Anyway, life happens. Here we are.
I’m feeling really good today. I mean, I’m so tired, and my to-do list is approximately a mile long, and good GRACIOUS how is there so much laundry?! But I’m also feeling like, “Hey, it’s a Monday! A fresh start and a new week and lots of potential!” Maybe it’s the coffee I’m chugging, but I’m rolling with it.
One thing I noticed on my trip was that I was excited about everything. And while you might think, okay, duh, everyone’s excited on vacation, I mean I was excited about everything. I’d wake up in the morning (I’m cursed and cannot sleep in, even on vacation) and drink my coffee on the couch and think about the day and it would feel so exciting. Deciding what we were going to eat for breakfast felt exciting. We bought $1 face masks from Forever 21 and it felt exciting. We sat on a bench in a park and drank diet cokes and it felt like the best day ever. We felt so lucky to be there. Because we were!
I really want more of that in my normal life. And while yes, vacation is always going to feel more exciting than waking up on a Monday morning and working and doing laundry, I can at least try to take some of that excitement and bring it with me into my daily life. I mean, you never know what a day is going to hold, but I can almost promise you’ll enjoy that day more if you feel lucky to be living it.
So that’s my goal this week. It’s a Monday, so it’s a perfect time to roll out something new. This week, my something new will be trying to be excited about everything, even the mundane things. Trying to have the attitude that, “of course this is going to be a good day!” An attitude of feeling lucky to be alive and living this life. Because I really, really am.
Who wants to join me?
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