You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream

My name is Chloe. I’m a 24-year-old certified public tax accountant, wife to the most supportive man, mother to the world’s fluffiest and cuddliest calico, self-taught calligrapher, and recent admirer of life.

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If you’re reading this, that’s a miracle. If you’re reading this, it means I have decided to fully commit myself to this new dream of mine. For 24 years, I have struggled with an inner-beast – one I’ve formerly called anxiety. I’ve increased and decreased and then increased again my anxiety prescriptions. I’ve seen a therapist who turned out to be a fraud, breaking my trust, mind, and heart. I’ve spent days, evenings, and nights in bed wondering if the world would ever turn around again.

Right around the worst of my anxiety, I came across this scripture:

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“There is wonderful joy ahead.” In this passage, Peter is discussing how cruel our world can be, but if we endure it for a little while, we will enjoy an eternity of sweet peace in Heaven. This scripture was a turning point for me. I write it down when I’m feeling nervous, anxious, and depressed. I write it down when I’m feeling joyful, motivated, and inspired. I simply write. it. down. I write it in cursive, I write it in bold, I scribble it in my notes during long meetings. I keep it with me at all times.

Fast-forward: In August 2017 I married the love of my life. As someone with anxiety, I spent months perfecting every last detail of our wedding in order to impress my friends and family (I think they would have loved it no matter what I ended up doing though). In perfecting each detail, including the font on the invitation envelopes, I bought my very first calligraphy tutorial book and marker set. This brought me to my second love: modern calligraphy.

My sentences may be imperfect and my thoughts may be swimming in my head, but calligraphy has helped me gather my feelings into one location. Calligraphy has given me a place in this world. My ultimate goal is to continue to find inspiration while inspiring others. I’ve never been much of a writer, so I’ve found calligraphy to be the perfect source for sharing thoughts. I encourage all of you to find your happy niche and to strive for success in it. If its calligraphy (YAY), I would love to help you begin your journey. If its blogging, singing, dancing, baking, cleaning, etc., I would also love to help you!! This blog is about finding your passion, the one that gives you a positive outlook on life. Mine happens to be calligraphy.

To be successful, I need your help. I’m not perfect, and I don’t claim to be. But I do claim to be trying. I claim to be doing my best. We all crave encouragement, motivation, and inspiration, and any feedback you may have would mean the world to me as I begin this journey with you.

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. … For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass witherith, and the flower thereof falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth for ever.” – 1 Peter 1:6-9, 24-25 (KJV)

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