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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chiczofrenia – crazy is an art form By Dr. Laina Turner

 Laina Turner-Molaski

Laina Turner-Molaski is a business woman, mom, author, Professor, and a major supporter of shopping. She has an undying love for shoes and coffee, which is why she created her main character and alter-ego Presley Thurman.

With a lot of letters after her name and a ton of student loan debt, she is always working to pay the bills. While she enjoys her day job, her passion is writing, and she uses a lot of company time writing her fiction or working on her social website for women, Chiczofrenic.com. She is hoping to sell her bookbefore she gets fired from her day job for goofing off.

Laina is currently living in Indiana, with her family, and is always writing something, whether it’s blogs, articles, business journals and books or ideas for her next novel. She is continuously doing what she loves which is writing or drinking coffee.
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Introduction

“ There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision. When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good, and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.”
Stacey Charter

Chiczofrenic = intentionally crazy and loving it

Chiczofrenic is my coined term for the woman who is purposeful and intentional in
how crazy their life may be. I came upon this shift on a plane ride back from a conference and thought how even though I enjoyed the conference, I wasn’ t as passionate as maybe I should’ ve been about business. That led me to think about what I was passionate about. After much brainstorming- I realized this was it.

The goal with this book is to recognize that so many of us women drive ourselves
crazy, intentionally, by trying to be all we can be. I firmly believe we can have it all. A great
relationship, marriage, be a great friend, a great mom, keep a good house (if that’ s important to you, it’ s not one of my top five), be a career woman, follow our dreams, work out, eat right, and many other things. However, somewhere while trying to accomplish all this, we can tend to go a little nuts. Some more than others and some longer than others. I used to think I was normal.

HA! What a reality check I’ ve had. Normal is relative. I’ m sure Howard Hughes and Andy
Warhol thought they were normal. Know it’ s ok to feel overwhelmed with all you have to do to have it all. Life isn’ t easy. However, we all deserve to have what we want. Women seem to have the knack of how to manage it all and not go too crazy. Women seem to always take on more and more…and dammit, we’ re successful at it.

Being a woman is difficult and a constant evolution of self-discovery. It’ s not an easy
journey and through the process you realize every woman has her own issues, her own brand of crazy, which is my favorite kind of normal. Crazy is fine. Embrace it.

Women have tried forever to pretend they fit in the norm even when the norm wasn’ t
what they wanted. I want women to embrace what it is they truly want - without caring what
anyone thinks. Learn to laugh at your own craziness and be cool at the same time. Be the strong individuals we all want to be while looking like a million bucks.

Introspect:

What’s your mission statement as a woman?

 
Chiczofrenic is the term for the woman who is purposeful and intentional in how crazy their life may be. The goal with this book is to recognize many women drive themselves crazy, intentionally, by trying to be all they can. I firmly believe we can have it all. A great relationship, be a great mom, keep a good house (if that’s important to you), be a career woman, follow our dreams, work out, eat right, and many more. Women seem to have the knack of how to manage it all and not go crazy. Women seem to always take on more and more…and are successful at it.

Women have tried forever to pretend they fit in the norm even when the norm
wasn’t what they wanted. I want women to embrace that more - without caring what anyone thinks. Learn to laugh at your own craziness and be cool at the same time. Be the strong individual you want to be while looking like a million bucks.

Being a woman is difficult and is a constant journey and evolution of self discovery. It’s
not always an easy journey and through the process you realize everyone has her own issues. Her own brand of crazy which is my own kind of normal. Crazy but embracing it.

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