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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.
I’ve been feeling bleh this week. Not because of any one thing, but just a bunch of things catching up to me. Feeling like I’ve gotten absolutely nothing done, but feeling exhausted at the end of the day just the same.
The thing about having big dreams is they come with big to-do lists.
The thing about having big to-do lists is that they don’t replace the little to-do lists. Somebody still has to do the dishes. Pay the rent. Figure out something for dinner. Be responsible for any pets or tiny humans in your life. You know, the small things.
Big dreams are great. Big to-do lists are unavoidable. But we need to be proud of ourselves for the small things, too.
It’s possible to strive for more while also being proud of yourself for where you are.
None of this, “I did _____, but I’m working on _____.” NO. “I did ____.” Period. Your accomplishments, however small, are worth celebrating! Then we can celebrate what you’re working on. But the things you’ve already done? Those deserve recognition.
Did you get your toddler to school even though he chanted a steady stream of “No school, no school” from the time he woke up until he walked through the door? PROUD.
Did you remember to set the coffee before bed, so you woke up to a house smelling like maple pecan coffee? PROUD.
Did you drink so much water this week that your kidneys would totally send you a thank you card if they could? PROUD.
Did I just write a bunch of things about myself? IT IS POSSIBLE.
I hope you’re striving for more: Stronger, healthier, better, happier. But I also hope you’re proud of exactly where you are.
Where you are took work, and you did it. The small things you do every single day take work, and you do them. You deserve to chase after whatever it is you want in life. But you absolutely also deserve to be proud of all the small things that make up where you are today.
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