Do you know Chibijeebs? I don’t. Not really. I follow her on twitter, but I don’t know her. I’ve never met her in person, and, like most people I follow on twitter, likely never will. But I have such admiration for her, that sometimes it feels a little creepy, even to me.
She has no idea I’m writing this post. And since there are really only about 4 of you who actually read this blog, it’s probably a safe bet that she never will. However, I’m going to put a link to her blog, so she might. If so, HI CHIBI! *waves*
So why am I writing a slightly ooky post about some woman I have never met? I have a bit of a girl crush on her.
There. I said it.
I don’t even remember how I started following Chibijeebs on twitter. Someone recommended her to me, and for that, I am grateful. She is lovely. And delightful. And an inspiration to me. She posts links to empowering and uplifting articles. And she is never shy about being honest about herself.
After I got to know her on twitter, I started
stalking her reading her blog. Part of her blog is her story. And while I admit that I started reading her story with a morbid curiosity (sort of like those rubber-neckers on the highway, looking at an accident), I finished reading her story because it portrayed a woman of great strength and integrity and awareness. So many people in this world blame their upbringing for being horrible, destructive people. If you read Chibijeebs story, you will see that a bad childhood is NOT a reason for behaving badly.
stalk follow Chibijeebs on Pinterest. Many of the things she posts there I end up “liking” or repinning.
I’m pretty sure that if I were to meet Chibijeebs in person, I would like her immensely. I learn from almost everything she writes. I’m sure I would learn from her by being her friend.
I hope this isn’t too strange. As part of my year of KIND, I want to take the time to tell people good things. I do it in real life too. There is a house near my parents that recently changed owners. I know this because for the past year, we have been watching the transformation of the property from one of extraordinary disrepair to one that is clean, neat and beautifully landscaped.
One day, after visiting my parents, I was riding my bike home and saw the owner in the yard. I pulled in to tell her what a tremendous job she has done. We talked for a bit and then I went on my way. I hope that visit made her smile. Just as I hope this post lets Chibijeebs know that what she writes/posts makes a difference in someone else’s life.
Thank you, Chibijeebs.
Update: Okay, before I hit publish, I asked her if it would be okay. I don’t want invade anyone’s privacy or make them uncomfortable. So I have permission. *whew*
2011/07/15 at 4:10 pm
I too, love chibi! I have been feeling kinda stalker-ish, especially lately. I even asked her to guest post on my blog (sometime early August, stay tuned). I sort of feel like I’m copying her–retweeting her tweets, liking her links, adding her blog roll to those blogs I love to read. Basically trying to hang out with her crowd of friends so she can be friends of me. Is that too weird?
2011/07/16 at 8:33 pm
Jeepers! I hope it’s not too weird! I do the same things!! 😀
2011/07/05 at 6:48 pm
I totally have a girl crush on her too! She’s awesomesauce. And a half!
She always GETS me and GETS where I’m coming from..and I can totally relate to what she says, how she says it and I just know that she’ll be lovely and wonderful no matter what… I honestly feel like she’s one of my super awesome friends..even though I’ve never met her either..and have only been “stalking” her on twitter/blogging for the last 4-6 months. I’m so happy I’ve found her…and that you have too! Everyone needs a little chibi love in their life!
2011/07/05 at 7:17 pm
Chibi love!! Perfect!!!
BTW, I think you might be new here. YAY!! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
2011/07/05 at 6:37 pm
I’d leave a comment, but I’m too busy wiping up the snotty mess that is my face. You humble me, lady! Thank you so, so very much – I can’t even tell you how much this means to me (and because you *do* read my tweets and blogs, you KNOW I can talk!).
You made my day, my week, and probably my month. ❤ And, uh, if you track your stats and see this post getting a lot of hits, it's probably me on a day when I'm feeling less-than… *side eye* 😉
2011/07/05 at 6:42 pm
I speak the truth. All of it.
2011/07/05 at 6:37 pm
I’ve followed her on Twitter for a while, but recently I’ve started to read her blog and I’ve totally fallen for her too! I adore her. She’s smart and funny and writes about the stuff I rarely dare to put out there. I admire that.
2011/07/05 at 6:41 pm
EXACTLY!!! You DO know her. She’s lovely!