The world might try and tell you that what you spend your time on might not be for much.
That bustin yo butt to do well on something you care about isn’t worth it. That a project you canttttt stop thinking about isn’t allowed to happen.
Now trust me when I say - balance is HARD. I’m a full-time student and (hi mom) I know I’m not “supposed” to be doing much else. Sometimes I get really overwhelmed by a really simple list of to-do’s, and I’ve had to start taking steps toward understanding myself psychologically as a I progress into this thang called #adulthood. Because UGH does it suck to look down at your calendar and realize you don’t have time to breathe. It’s crippling, actually.
But what has given me LIFE is beginning the process of finding alignment and clarity in what brings me TRUE joy. Not that thing I think I should do or that project that could be cool maybe or that group I could join for the heck of it. NOPE. I said ‘see ya’ to those obligations I wasn’t obliged to obligate myself towards.
2018 so far has given me the best of the best ideas, people, and projects to work at, and MM MM am I PUMPED to keep them rolling. Balance is tough but chase the moments when it kind of comes true.
Love your dreams friend!!! And love yo neighbor. The big man’s smiling down on it all.
There is just too much to be said about seasons.
Seriously — take a minute just to process the fact that there is a purposefully created period of time MEANT to be cold. Meant to be a just a lil bit darker than we’re comfortable with. Meant to be spent indoors. Meant to inspire environments of huddles, possibly getting the flu, contemplating what warmth would eventually feel like again.
God is GOOD people !! He didn’t create this dynamic ebb and flow, year by year to show you harm, prove to you the world is not warm, force you to hide away and hate the waiting.
This season exists (just like ALL things exist) to glorify the light when it comes. To draw our attention and our devotion to pursuing warmth and joy. To spark MASSIVE smiles inside our souls when we see a blue sky. To remind us of hope and to GRACE us with it right when we need it the most.
Seasons are so on purpose it blows my mind. Even crazier? That light...warmth...joy...grace? That hope?
He’s already come.
Raise yo hand if you’ve ever received an email from LinkedIn pushing you to celebrate someone starting a new job, and oh look! It’s someone you’re friends of friends with and oh look! They just got your dream job at your dream company in your dream city.
The year of...
The year of restful awakenings.
The year of saying a few more no’s to let in some dang good yes’s.
The year of radiance, inside out.
The year of getting messy in my bible.
The year of asking more thoughtful questions, understanding unfamiliar things, and laughing a LOT.
The year of taking back my mental health.
The year of becoming okay with my face without makeup (that’s a biggie for me).
The year of hugging my people, calling my grandma, and shaking unexpected hands.
The year of less lists and more love.
The year of cutting out entitlement, conceited pursuits, and busyness for no reason.
The year of doing more things that fire me up.
The year of cultivating what MATTERS — according to what the Lord has graced me in *my* life with, not what the world expects of me (or what I expect of myself).
The year of praying..a lot..more.
2018 I am ready for you and I to work together as a force for good. Let’s DO this thang!
HEYO. I'm Chlo.
So the basic gist is I’m really just tired of comparing myself to perfect people on the Internet, when I know for a fact that "perfect" doesn't exist. This here is a snippet of my inner thoughts and tidbits of experience, based on my twenty-something years of good ole fashioned, really really messy life.
My wish is for this blog to serve the small voices inside all of us that might have forgotten what being honest online can look like. Leave the hustle behind you, because this here is about HEART.
If you happen to not like what you're doing this season
My 2018 Intentions