Chelsea Cote is a Type A twenty-something residing in Charlotte, NC. A non-profit development director by day, Chelsea loves Jesus, fashion, her family (including her giant cat Liam), decorating, art in all its forms, gummy candy, thrifting, liquid eyeliner, and watching The West Wing and Friends reruns. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and read all of her thoughts on faith, fashion and everything in between at www.bloomingbranchblog.com.
one of the things that is really important to me with this 31 days challenge is that i be genuine. often my general frustration with blogs and social media in general is how much they convey that we have it all together.
i don't have it all together.
as i write this, it's midnight on friday night and i am exhausted. i never actually ate a real meal today unless you count cheese-its. there is a curling iron lying in the middle of my living room floor where it was been since tuesday along with a lot of unopened mail and an empty cupcake carrier. i haven't done laundry in two weeks. i haven't gone to bed before 1:00 a.m. since monday. i feel like i live in my grey windowless office. if i'm going to be genuine this month, there it is. the honest truth. i would like to point out that i did shower today, so there's that.
electing to do a 31 day blog challenge during what might be the busiest month i've ever had at work probably wasn't the best decision i've ever made and when i sat down tonight to write a post before bed i knew i just needed to be honest. i promise there will be much more engaging and creative posts to come this month. i have a lot of them lined up and i'm really excited about them. despite the exhaustion, i'm actually still really motivated by this challenge. the energy i get from writing and planning for this month has kept me awake these past few nights - even at 2:00 a.m. when i finally make it to bed. it's catapulted me into my work this week and given me energy to open my Bible with anticipation. i'm having a little taste of what it feels like to make time for something i love and understanding how much the joy of making that a priority can translate into other areas of my life.
so i promise there are more interesting posts to come. lots of them. but tonight. tonight i just really really need to sleep.
thank the Lord for weekends, am i right?
you can read the full 31 days : twentysome years series, written daily through the month of october, on my blog
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