Too Thrifty Chicks


60 Days of Purpose


Yesterday we began 60 days of intense purpose at the Thrifty Palace. A few weeks ago, we decided we need to focus on some important goals and prayer requests. Ricks has tasks related to her freelance writing career, and I have dissertation chapters to write. In addition to those very practical elements that will help Ricks get more writing gigs and help me earn this PhD, we have very real things we’re beseeching the universe for: ways to cut spending, how to get out of this current lease, and what next steps each of us should take career wise.

To do this, we’ve decided to cut out (or fast) from certain things over the next 60 days.  So what exactly does this mean for the Thrifty Chicks? It means no Scandal, no Martin reruns, no Shrimp and Grits, no Starbucks coffee, and no Backyard BBQ ribs.

But it also means more quiet time, more prayer time, more focus, and more action-oriented thinking and planning. We’re not of the mindset that because we ask the universe for something it will automatically be granted. That’s not the kind of faith we subscribe to. However, we do believe the universe recognizes purposeful action and values honest prayers/conversations. We know that if we do our part, the universe will do the rest. Whether or not that works out in the ways our limited thinking can foresee at the moment is irrelevant. What we know is 1) work needs to be done and 2) changes are on the horizon and we want to be ready.

1.5 days down. 58.5 days to go. We’re looking forward to the successes that are on the way!

How do you refocus when you need to accomplish a lot in a little bit of time?


Author: A. Reese

UMBC Assistant Professor. Black Feminist. Food justice advocate and researcher. Lover of color, ruffles, stripes, and pockets. Your kids' flyest professor.

2 thoughts on “60 Days of Purpose

  1. Good Luck R&R…I will be joining you next month!!!


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