Check it Out!
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.
|k. white photography|
We live in an age of following your dreams. Self-help books, podcasts and blog posts about chasing after what you want are not in short supply.
Personally, I love it. I love the era we’re in of you can do anything and no dream too big and look how far she came and look how much she accomplished. I think it’s so great.
I also think that for some of us, it can be a little overwhelming. It can cause bouts of comparison. It can cause self-doubt. It can cause us to start looking at what we want out of our own life and holding it up next to a stranger and what they want out of their life. It can make us start to think things like that’s too much or that’s so small and stupid or I’ll never actually get this done or this doesn’t really matter.
But it does.
Let’s say someone has a dream of having this really awesome t-shirt company with inspirational tees. It’s their dream to sell tons and tons of shirts to inspire tons and tons of people. That’s awesome. What a good dream! Now, let’s say you have a dream of having this really awesome t-shirt company with inspirational tees. It’s your dream to sell tons and tons of shirts to make tons and tons of money so you can buy all the things and go on all the trips. That’s awesome. What a good dream!
If your dream is joining an MLM and selling makeup or smoothies or shampoo? Chase it! I’m in your corner.
If your dream is writing and publishing a best-selling book? Chase it! I’m in your corner.
If your dream is to go back to school and change careers completely? Chase it! I’m in your corner.
If your dream is to have the magical homelife you’ve always wanted, with a beautiful house and happy babies and a heart that explodes with happiness every night because you love your home so much? Chase it! I’m in your corner.
Sell and write and make and do and change and speak and act and hustle and be and chase.
Whatever you want, chase it. Whatever your heart desires out of this one life we get, chase after that.
Don’t ask if it’s too big. Don’t ask if it’s too small. It’s yours. It matters because it’s yours.
Now, one more thing on this subject. Let’s say you don’t understand someone else’s dream. Or you don’t agree with it, or you think it’s too small, or you think it’s stupid, or you think it’s so much better than yours, or you just don’t like it. You get to say one thing about this. Are you ready? Repeat after me: Good for them, not for me.
You don’t understand why someone would want to stay at home and raise babies with their life? Good for her, not for me.
You don’t understand why someone would want to join an MLM and sell health products? Good for him, not for me.
You don’t understand why someone would get up before the sun every day so they could hustle for a dream that’s still far out of reach? Good for them, not for me.
You don’t understand why someone would spend their weekends taking pictures for their Instagram so they can get a bigger following? Good for them, not for me.
Good for them. Good for them. Good for them. Not for me, but good for them.
And hey, it doesn’t matter what they’re doing anyway…you’ve got that own dream of yours to chase.
Sign up with your email for a weekly pep talk, just for you. Delivered to your inbox Sunday night to combat the Sunday scaries!