Beyond the Stars

Music makes me happy as it does everyone, and for the longest time, I didn’t just want to listen to music but to be able to make and feel music. I started writing songs when I was in primary school. I wrote cheesy songs, happy songs, crazy songs, gospel and everything everything. I made the tunes and even directed the videos in my head. I couldn’t (and still can’t sing like Sia) neither could I play any instrument, but I loved making music nonetheless.

My love for country music led me to wanna play the guitar. So me and my coloured braids enrolled in a class and it was amazing. Obviously I very much liked the idea of being a guitarist and forgot that it actually needed work. And I struggled and I struggled because music just doesn’t come naturally to me. I quit. I quit playing the guitar after learning quite a lot and being able to play most songs since I had learnt all the basic chords.

After a while, my dad so graciously bought a piano and I got interested in the piano. We already had a teacher coming to teach my younger siblings so it was very convenient for me to start playing the piano, and I did. And I’m still playing and learning more so recently since I figured it could as well turn into my career. I do online lessons from pianote since the pianists on there are pretty easy to understand. I particularly remember feeling inspired when one teacher said “Sky is the limit”. Pfffff we’ve all heard that before but the way she said it right at my moment of struggle really inspired me not only musically but generally.

Sky is the limit

My morning devotion today was about not giving up especially when you’ve tried so hard and you’re not yielding anything. There are those moments when you’ve given your project everything you’ve got but you still feel like you’re just not getting there. You scold yourself over and over saying that “If I truly would have done my best, then I wouldn’t be struggling so much right now. I’d be a professional pianist.” But that’s not true. You’ve done your best and that’s what matters. You need to honour your struggle. Nothing comes easy; so no matter how little progress you make, you need to appreciate that you’re not where you started.

‘Sky is the limit’ not people, not books, not money. Comparing yourself to others may discourage you. Some people are fast learners and others don’t have to make so much effort as you do to achieve something. Instead of complaining, enjoy your learning and trust the process. Don’t limit yourself to books too. Explore and find your own creativity and awesomeness.

Beyond the stars

When you reach the sky, go beyond the stars, there’s only space up there and not down here. That’s why it’s called space. You’re free to be anything you want to be. Have a plan, a vision board and lastly, believe. It’s so much easier to believe than to not.

Until next time,

Beyond savvvvvvvy,

Yours,

Chelsea.

Photo in this blog taken by Chelsea

 

 

 

Chocolate Cravings and Beautiful Things

chocolate cravings and beautiful things

I really really love chocolate and beautiful things and what keeps me focused on my goals is so that I can be able to live the life that I truly desire. And there’s really nothing wrong with going after your goals. Talking about goals, I promised to share with you my 8 new year’s goals. I hope they inspire you.

1. Master myself

One of my major goals this year is to become more confident and optimistic. I’d like to have a better outlook towards life and develop my career, creativity and music. I’d like to create my own brand, to honour my struggle and to just be myself. I’d also like to tag others along with me in the journey of self- discovery. I’m also Christian and I love the Lord and I hope to have a more personal experience with Him.

2. Perfect my Languages

I’ve been learning French and Spanish and I really want to perfect those two languages, so I hope to finish learning French level C1 and do my Spanish level A2 exams.

3. Make good progress in my music

I love love love playing the piano and guitar. I’ve made such good progress in both instruments but I put guitar on hold for a while to solely focus on piano. I’m in level 3 and I hope to do my level 2 exams by the end of the year.

4. Get better grades at school

This is really important for me because I’m really passionate about the career I hope to do so I’d like to get more focused and read more to understand my field better.

5. Chocolate cravings and beautiful things

I’m a spend thrift. Truth is I have chocolate cravings and I love beautiful things but I have to learn how to save more – 30% of every income- to save for my masters and to develop my creative career. I’d also like to save to upgrade this blog and be more frequent in posting this year.

6. Health

This is about my health and yes, I want to take care of my physical and mental health. To take more water and get enough rest each night so that I have enough energy for the next day and I’m able to serve with excellence. Also, since jogging in the morning is a bit too hard for me, I plan to exercise in the evenings just to keep my heart running.

7. Live my life

I realize that life can get too fast and there can be a lot of pressure to be the best right now. But its okay to be where I am and embrace every step of the way. This is the year that I choose to do my thing no matter what anyone else thinks, says or does. I’m also determined to keep the friends that are truly there for me and to avoid negative energy always.

8. Love

I’d like to show more love to my family and to the community. I’m also unclear of what I want in a man (when I know it I’ll share it with you guys), so I don’t think I want to fall in love any time soon until I’m surely certain about what I want. However, I’m a hopeless romantic and if I meet anyone who meets my needs, you’ll be the first to know.

These are my new year’s goals. I keep them few and achievable because every small step I make is important for me. I hope my goals inspire you and in case you find it hard to make or follow through goals, let me know in the comment section below and I’ll do a post on how to set achievable goals. I wish you the best as you achieve your goals this year.

Till next time,

2019 savvvvvvvvvvvvy,

Yours,

Chelsea.

Disclaimer: The image in this blog has been retrieved from Chocolate cravings and beautiful things