Oh my gosh please don’t let it pass you by.
Please get off your phone and talk to the person sitting next to you if you’re here on the Internet and you shouldn’t be.
Look up to watch where you’re walking instead of looking down at these words.
Unplug your earphones.
Don’t take a picture if it will ruin the moment.
Care for the human hearts that live and work next to you instead of seeking out one more follower or one more pose or one more “better” angle or one more comment or one more check off a checkbox you didn’t have to make.
As humans we’re meant to experience what our life is like, and there is no TRUE life online. There’s not. We can play mind games that a sweet DM made our day or a really good post helped us feel better but the real living is found outside of online The real growth is found outside of this site.
Maybe Instagram is your funnel to meet new people and learn new things and feel inspired but then GET UP and go meet those people and do the things and figure out who you really want to be.
Hear the voice inflections of painful stories and feel when someone’s about to laugh so hard.
Cry with someone across the couch and hug your dog without snapchatting.
Eat ice cream without documenting, sing songs without tweeting, write journal entries without posting, take hikes without vlogging, listen without podcasting, visit without networking.
It’s the feelings and the relationships we build hand in hand, face to face, heart to heart, that God created us to pursue.
Maybe this - inside this data and these pictures and this type - is how we get started, but please...oh...please... this is not where we live.
Hi, I'm Chlo.
I've been writing and reading and all the storytelling things since I learned as a kid that if you fold and staple construction paper together, it sort of looks like a real book. I have always craved soul serving stories- ones that melt like butter in your mind as you hear your heart explained out loud.
This here is my home away from home. When I'm not exploring neighborhood coffeehouses, driving down the Pacific Coast (again), or loving on all my people - I'm probably here, with you. Come on in! Scroll around. I hope you feel less alone.