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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.
If you follow me on instagram, you saw this caption yesterday morning:
“This weekend was a doozy. I got food poisoning from my favorite sushi restaurant (WHAT A BETRAYAL) and spent all of saturday in bed. but yesterday, I had the best day with jack. we watched cheesy Christmas movies, decorated Christmas cookies, and stayed in our pajamas all day. it was an unplanned, perfect day. I’m gonna get really cheesy for a second: that’s what 2019 has felt like for me. a really freaking long stretch of food poisoning, and then also some of the best days. I know when I look back on this weekend, it won’t be that I was sick that I remember, it’ll be the good things. I can only believe that’ll be true for 2019, that in the future, when I look back on it, the things that will stand out are the pool days, the girls trips, the weekends at the beach, the things I learned, the concerts I saw, the late nights laughing, the snuggles, the coffee, the best friends, the happy. because as we come to the end of it, I’ve gotta say: after all the bad, there really was so much happy.”
I’m not thankful for the bad things that happened, and that’s okay.
I’m not thankful for the loss that happened, and that’s okay.
I’m not thankful for the many ways this year hurt me and the people closest to me, and that. is. okay.
To call the whole year a wash would discredit the good things that happened. It would discredit the beach days, the road trips, the week I spent with my best friend at a conference that lit our hearts on fire, the boat rides, the sunsets. It would discredit the late night tacos, the weekends spent laughing, the good books, the bonfires, the toddler snuggles. The car karaoke, the growth, the confidence, the kitchen dance parties. The good things.
On the whole, this year was full of terrible things. But there were good things, and standing at the close of 2019, I refuse to let the bad things strip away the good. Because there was a lot of good.
If your year sucked, in small ways or giant ways, I really want to encourage you to decide that you’re not going to let that make you forget all of the good that happened this year. Listen to me: Remembering and appreciating the good does not diminish the bad. It does not make less of the ways you were hurt. It doesn’t make the things that happened okay.
Let’s end on a good note, friends. Love you.
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