By definition, a clique is a small group of people, with shared interests, who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them. I know, everyone says cliques are bad. Typically, people in cliques will exclude others they find “different” than themselves. However, people in cliques are generally bound together through some shared or similar ideals as well. I’m hoping we can turn the negative into a positive, by making this a place where young women gain courage and information and go forth and conquer the world.
For the last 12 years, I’ve served as an advisor, mentor, and friend to women entering college and who joined a sorority. I’ve watched many graduate and go on to have successful families and careers. I’ve been thankful to cheer from the sidelines and celebrate those achievements with them. However, there’s another group of women who have come through my doors. These women struggled to find their place. They chose a path that made it difficult to reach their desired goals. Some faced adversity and trials along the way, through no fault of their own. Some experienced deep loss way to soon in life.
What I’m hoping now, is that I can share some of what I’ve learned working with these young women and maybe you’ll find inspiration, guidance, or some tidbit that will help you on your journey.
We rise by lifting others. You can always tell who the strong women are; they are the ones you see building one another up, instead of tearing each other down. The Chick Clique will feature a new post each Wednesday. Links will be listed below. If there’s a topic you’d like me to address, or if you have a specific question, feel free to put it in the comments or email me. If you follow my blog you can identify the “Chick Clique” posts by the logo you see above.
Do you have basic survival skills? Available 7/19/2017
How safe are you? Available 7/26/17
The doctor is in. Available 8/2/17
When mom isn’t there to fix it. Available 8/9/17
If I knew then what I know now…. Available 8/16/17
On your own? 3 pieces of advice….Available 8/23/17
Be authentically you….Available 8/30/17