Let’s Not Be Mean, Girls

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Everyone knows her. She’s the one you’re intimidated by, the one you’re hesitant to speak with, the one you really don’t want to tell bad news to, the one that doesn’t really take things well unless they go her way.

A mean girl.

Mean girls are littered across our society and pop culture like acne across a teenager’s face. They are angry, red-faced, and ready to blow. Gross comparison, but, hey it works! I digress.

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#sorrynotsorry: My Problem With Over Apologizing

There is a real hot-button topic being discussed around the internet lately and it is mainly an issue that is found in women. Now, I want to place a disclaimer here before I go any further. Not ALL who do this are women and not ALL women do this. There are many men who do the same thing and I believe it stems from anxiety, but that’s my belief, I’m not a licensed psychiatrist. Mostly, however, this is a women’s issue and it needs to be addressed. It most definitely is something I struggle with and it drives my loved ones, friends, peers, dating prospects, and colleagues kind of insane.

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Well, Hello There!!

Welcome! It’s been about ten years since I’ve had a personal blog and I’m happy to be back! I am glad you’ve chosen to visit my page and have found your way through the digital jungle to my site.  While here please check out my blog posts that I swear I will (try) to keep up with twice weekly, my poetry, and my book and movie reviews/recommendations.  Of course I think they are worthwhile, but do with them what you will!  I will be sprinkling in stories of my life which constantly proves that God has a sense of humor.  I’m a 34 year old single woman who may or may not be incessantly clumsy, incredibly awkward, and somewhat bad at dating. If nothing else, it will prove interesting!  Plus, I have an adorable dog and who doesn’t love that?

Who is this Shelley character anyway? Why the hell should you read this, and what do I do besides write poetry, read a bunch of books, and watch a bunch of movies and then share my weird life stories with strangers on the internet? Well, I promise I’m not a hermit who just sits at home compulsively doing all of the above…sort of.  I guess I am kind of a hermit, but I do work and have friends and what not.  I do have some credentials, however.  I’ve been a Language Arts teacher for 6 years, have a Master’s in Library and Information Science, read books as if I have a gun to my head, and watch movies as if my life depends on it.  If that doesn’t do it for ya, I honestly don’t know what will.  Obviously, I’m a freaking expert.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite new blog on entertainment, literacy, and life.  It’s gonna be one heck of a ride! Thanks for joining me!

Shelley

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