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      Jaime Parker Stickle

      Jaime Parker Stickle is an author, writer, and actor with an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

      Weighing Security Vs. Dreams

      I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?

      Kimberly Tronic

      Kimberly Tronic, a freelance copywriter living in Los Angeles, is a two-time Stage Three ovarian cancer survivor. Despite losing...

      No Me-Time Mom

      My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?

      Click Love 07.24.2020

      It feels like the world is speeding up. I catch myself living in the future, so this week I tried to focus on staying present. My transcendental meditation practice and daily journaling are two routines that have been helping me.

      My birthday is almost here. Usually, it’s the highlight of my year. I always have a blowout party, but this year feels different. I will celebrate with the small group I’ve been sheltering in place with for the last several months. It will be an intimate celebration, but I will be grateful for it. Perhaps that is one of the lessons we are meant to learn during this pandemic; to take more time to relish the tiny moments we so often took for granted before.

      I’m dreaming of Banana Split ice cream cake. We’ll see if I get one.
      ~Cooper

      Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho’s “apology” for his verbal attack on her makes important points about casual misogyny all women have faced (many on a regular basis).

      I was fist-pumping and “yeah gxrl-ing” in my den as I watched AOC speak the truth we all need to hear. Here’s a section that particularly moved me:

      “And I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men. Now, what I am here to say is that this harm that Mr. Yoho levied, tried to levy against me, was not just an incident directed at me. But when you do that to any woman, what Mr. Yoho did was give permission to other men to do that to his daughters. In using that language in front of the press, he gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughters, women in his community, and I am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable.”

      And, here’s a video of her speech in case you missed it.



      We spent every night this week glued to our telescope while following the NEOWISE comet, which only comes around every 6800 years. How cool is that?

      This book by Morgan Harper Nichols will make you feel good.

      Hallelujah! Studio: David Lynch has a line of face masks featuring Lynch’s films and art.

      These headphones saved my marriage. Seriously.

      I’m dreaming of these bikini bottoms and this bikini top.

      My journal is almost full, so it’s time for a new one. I like this one because it’s faux leather and it has an owl on it!

      You know I like a little strange, so here’s a link to 10 strange places you can explore virtually, including the Paris Catacombs and Chernobyl. Good times.

      If you find something weird and/or cool you think I should include in next week’s Click Love, click here!

      That’s all for now. Until next week…

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      Latest Posts

      Jaime Parker Stickle

      Jaime Parker Stickle is an author, writer, and actor with an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

      Weighing Security Vs. Dreams

      I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?

      Kimberly Tronic

      Kimberly Tronic, a freelance copywriter living in Los Angeles, is a two-time Stage Three ovarian cancer survivor. Despite losing...

      No Me-Time Mom

      My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?
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