there are so many of us doing things and so many great things being done and so much competition for better things. can anyone ever be an expert anymore? can anyone ever be the best? no. there are simply millions of others who can do it better, and that thought in itself is slightly disheartening. that perhaps, every small and large thing you do will be bested. and you must be okay with being an unknown contributor. and you must love what you do because it makes you happy. and you must wake up every morning loving small things and not the things people believe about you. you must be made happy by your painting, you must shoot the world the way you long to see it, you must run as fast as you can, write because it helps you breathe, dance because you know you need to. you must do these things to add one small ounce of happiness back into the world. and though this happiness may never be traced all the way back to you, i will feel it, and others too, and i thank you for being unknown and alive and joyful.
Hey, friend! I'm Chelsie!
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