What I'm Learning
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.
A few months ago (I believe Steph shared it) I read a blog post that said, “The majority of people will not work a job that sets their soul on fire, and that is okay.” At first, it made me really sad. Then, it was kind of a relief.
We tend to act as if our jobs are the most important part of life. Maybe not consciously, but with our actions. Example: Maybe you love painting. You’re an amazing (or just okay) painter. It makes you happy like nothing else. It soothes you. It makes you come alive. But. You can’t get a job as a painter. So you stop painting.
I have been incredibly blessed with my job, and I love it for many, many reasons. However, my job is not writing. And that’s okay.
It’s okay that writing doesn’t pay my bills. It’s okay that my job doesn’t solely consist of doing the thing that sets my soul on fire more than anything else. What would not be okay would be stopping doing that one thing just because it doesn’t pay my bills. Because my soul deserves to be excited and alive and on fire. So does yours.
Tomorrow, my best friend and I are headed to D.C. for a concert. I love trips. I love going new places, seeing new things, eating at new places. I love concerts. I love dancing and singing outside.
Is dancing and singing at a concert going to pay my bills? Nope. Quite the opposite, actually. But is it going to fill me up with happiness? You bet.
In a world getting increasingly darker, do the things you love. Do them often. You are hopefully pouring your cup out to make the world a better place in whatever way you can, so do the things you love and fill that cup back up.
I love watching the sunset, going swimming, eating dinner on patios outside. I love blogging, painting my nails fun colors, going thrifting. I love beach days, listening to the music with the windows down, candles that smell like summer.
Are any of those things going to fix the world? No.
Are they important? Yes.
Do what you love, friends. It’s important.
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