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Date archive for: October 2016

Living in Comparison

Posted in StoryChick24

I started out thinking I wanted to write about how much I dislike “Chick Lit” and “Chick Flicks”, but as I tried to find the right words to explain my feelings and to not offend people in the process I realized that the discussion I wanted to have was part of a greater issue. My dislike of reading what is commonly called “Chick Lit” or watching a movie that most would categorize as a “Chick Flick” comes from the perceived judgment from others that would come with an admission that I liked these things. I want to say upfront that…

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The New Me

Posted in ChickTwenty

Normally, I am full of sarcasm towards coworkers and curse words directed at the stupids who can’t drive in Arizona. However, lately, I feel as though my mommy instincts have taken over. I am no longer quick to smack talk strangers, or eager to destroy someone who is doing me wrong. What’s wrong with me? Have I lost my spunk, or am I finally maturing? Perhaps I am past the point of no return. I am six and a half months pregnant and I’m totally in love with everything. My husband and I recently made the decision that I would…

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Doing Nothing

Posted in luckychik13

My pastor recently did a sermon series on the importance of doing nothing – and the idea resonated with me. What does doing nothing entail? Well, it doesn’t actually mean doing nothing. It doesn’t mean ignoring what is wrong or failing to speak for what is right. It doesn’t mean not following through on your responsibilities. It doesn’t mean letting others down. Rather, doing nothing involves making and taking time for yourself. While doing nothing might seem passive – and in many ways it is – you can’t do nothing unless you schedule time to do so. Doing nothing requires…

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You Can’t Make This Shit Up

Posted in justachik1

Last weekend, I spent time with family I hadn’t seen in several months. The stories were plentiful and, oh, so entertaining. They produced the kind of laughs that left my abs feeling like I’d worked out and more than a few deep, unexpected snorts. At one point, the narrator stopped and said, “No, I am 100% serious. You can’t make this shit up.” To which several others in the room vouched for her – both the story and the statement. She finished by saying, “We’ve decided to make that this year’s motto because just when you think you’ve seen it…

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