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.
Now, think back to that moment when YOU were that person, hitting enter on a something new for your profile. It might not have been your dream job of all time, per say, but it might’ve been something at least slightly exciting enough for you to want to share it with the world. What was going through your head?
Were you scheming at your desk, with an agenda solely to put people down, make people envious, discourage anyone and everyone who passes by your profile?
Hopefully....the answer is a resounding no.
If I had to guess what you were thinking, you were probably smiling ear to ear — ECSTATIC to share what you’ve worked weeks (maybe years?) to accomplish. Something you’ve prayed for and cried for and hustled for and shrieked for and you made it and now it’s time to encourage others that they TOO can pray and cry and hustle and shriek and they CAN make it! You did, they can too!
So, every time you come across content expressing the successes of another human on this planet earth - maybe, don’t hate. Don’t scowl. Take a virtual step back and imagine how gloriously they’re loving life right now. It’s ok for someone else to be good. It doesn’t mean you’re not good, too.
You see your path as topsy turvy and twisted every which way. God sees it as perfectly, radiantly straight.
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.
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