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If you’re feeling awkward today, I just want to assure you that you aren’t the only one.

Maybe you waved to someone in the grocery store who you thought was waving at you (turns out it was the person behind you).

Maybe you always pull the door when you are supposed to push it, resulting in a few turned heads and an awkward silence as you enter a building.

Maybe you tripped on the treadmill and tried to pull it off as a stretch or new running move (cough).

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Maybe you finally took the plunge and used the weight equipment at the gym, only to feel embarrassed when you couldn’t get the machine to budge (cough cough).

Maybe you always say “you too” when someone asks “how are you doing?”

From one awkward embracer to another—keep being you. Don’t stop waving when you think someone is waving. Don’t stop trying new things. Don’t stop going places and trying to open doors. (Insert virtual fist bump here.)

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We can either stew around in our mini quirks or keep embracing who God created us to be. You ARE enough. It’s okay if you don’t fit a mold.

The awkward girl who tripped on the treadmill and pulled the door the wrong way in a matter of minutes.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page

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Lizzy Christian

Lizzy Christian is a toddler-chasing, coffee-sipping, firefighter wife, and vacuuming enthusiast who has a passion for writing. She is the founder of the Fire Wife Chronicles, which is geared on topics of motherhood, marriage, faith, & first responder family life. Lizzy received her undergrad in Crisis Counseling from Liberty University and her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University’s Graduate School. She is a two-time NYC Marathon finisher and avid runner, and former School Counselor and Athletic Director. Lizzy married her high school sweetheart and together they have two sons and a daughter. Visit www.lizzychristian.com for additional resources and upcoming projects. 

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