The hard part isn’t the creation of things, it’s the cultivation of them. No matter the fact that I really want to write a book. If I don’t ever open up my calendar and block in time each week to write and strategize what the intent of my words are and SHOW UP in those dedicated times to make it happen...nothing will ever, ever happen.
Friend the distance between you and that really big dream of yours isn’t anything more than you declaring to your OWN self that you’re not gonna sit back anymore. You’re done withholding your soul from its outstretched desires. Maybe you’re sick of the laziness, or the hustle, or the fog or the chaos or the weight of what’s up.
N o b o d y else out there cares about how your life plays out more than you do. I promise that’s a truth. And if you’re holding yourself back from something because all you keep remembering is that one time in 7th grade when the kids around you teased you for whatever reason, you gotta shake it up. Rattle the gates. Stand up and take a step and see that the world doesn’t end if you be a lil bold.
Declare your dream OUT LOUD. in all caps. With exclamation points and gifs and crazy hugs and a smile too wide to ignore. It’s your life. You have to stop allowing yourself to sit back and watch it as it goes.
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.