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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.
At the beginning of every month, I write a post with ideas of how to spend the days in that month. I started doing it a few years ago out of a desire to experience more joy in the day-to-day, not just in the planned ahead trips and adventures.
Ready or not, 2019 graced us with her presence last week, and this was the first year in a long time that I didn’t feel the urge to sit down and make a long list of resolutions. The reason for that is two-fold: One, the end of 2018 felt like it almost killed me, and two, the year as a whole shaped me into a person I’m actually pretty proud of. Why would I want to make a list of changes I hope to make to her disguised as goals?
I have specific things I hope to accomplish this year, of course. But they all tie back to the same goal: I want to spend this year.
I want to spend my talents, not just sit around and hope that someday I get the chance to.
I want to spend the opportunities that come my way.
I want to spend my time. I don’t want to be so caught up in things I have to do or should be doing that my time rushes past me without me getting to choose how to spend it.
Whether you’re setting goals this year or not, I hope you decide that 2019 will be a year you spend. What an incredible thing a new year is. What a huge gift that, somehow, you made it through 2018. 2019 will be full of days with opportunities and hours and choices.
I hope you spend them all.
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