doin’ me.

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I had a revelation this morning.

I woke up feeling guilty and anxious.  I felt guilty for sleeping in so late and for eating those peanut butter M & Ms last night.  I felt anxious about the pile of homework screaming my name to be finished today and the boxes of stuff I had planned to organize this weekend.

And then a thought popped into my head out of nowhere…

“Do you.  Stop worrying about what everyone else might think.”

WOWZERS.  I needed that.  I spend a lot of my energy trying to make other people happy.  Whether it’s worrying about my hair and outfit looking right, or trying to be a master chef, or trying to make my apartment look perfect.  I even worry that someone might judge me if they found out that I slept in late and haven’t finished my homework yet.  But why?  Because I want other people to be impressed.  It’s not really for me at all.

But to be honest, I like sleeping in.  I’m sometimes a procrastinator and my apartment never looks perfect.  I wear what I think looks good and feels good.  And most importantly, I absolutely love peanut butter M & Ms.  In fact, I might just have some for breakfast and not get out of my pyjamas all day.

I’m just going to keep doin’ me and forget what people might think of me.  It’s a waste of time, energy, and emotion.  You should all do the same.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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4 thoughts on “doin’ me.

  1. You can never imagine how I needed to read this today ! I woke up feeling almost the same plus being sick which also makes me feel guilty and judge by others for being sick a lot ” how crazy ” I agree with what you decided to do and u know what I’ll do the same and stay in my PJ’s all day and focus on being happy ! Thanks a lot for sharing this ..

    • I’m so glad it helped, Norah! I think we sometimes forget that we’re all so similar…and that people are probably not judging us as much as we think! It’s so nice to remember that sometimes – it takes a lot of pressure off of ourselves! Hope you feel better soon, love. xoxo

  2. I hear ya, Chels! Sometimes we put so much effort into doing the “right thing” or being a people pleaser, that we forget to care for ourselves and do what makes us happy. There are days that the kids and i are still in our pyjamas at 5:00 pm and i haven’t got a single thing done all day, but we all need that sometimes! People are gonna think what they want, but truely what matters is YOU and what you think about yourself. And you are a wonderful, beautiful person 🙂 I love you, Chels!

    P.S: i miss you – it would be great to see you sometime!

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