About ChUC – Chick Under Construction

The present is a gift…

Thanks for stopping by the Chick Under Construction blog!  I’m ChUC, aka, the original Chick Under Construction.  I’m glad you’re interested in seeing What’s on ChUC’s Mind… To read essays on my random or not so random thoughts click on I’m Just Saying… Check out my words of motivation and inspiration under ChUC’s Rants & Philosophy and my poetry under Spoken Word & Poetry.  If you’re short on time or if you’re only interested in short reads check out my Flash Fiction stories. All of them are less than 300 words! I don’t post a lot but I hope that what I do post is entertaining or beneficial to you in some way. Everyday I make conscious efforts to improve myself and I hope that you keep trying to construct a better you too!

Now a little bit about me… I am a Mechanical and Aerospace engineer but I have a creative soul. I received my engineering degree from the University of Alabama – Huntsville. I work full time as an engineer but I have been moonlighting as a freelance writer since 2003. I was Editor in Chief of an underground hip-hop magazine for 2 years and co-host of a local video show for 3 years. I write short stories and poetry, I’m a spoken word artist and I’m currently writing my first book, “My Soul Sings Off-Key”. I post about once or twice a week and I would love to read your comments.  Keep in touch and follow the blog (Follow ChUC’s Blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed!


  1. manwiththeplan
    June 24, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Great writing, ChUC! Keep ’em coming! I’m learning.

  2. TWB
    August 9, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Wow!!! I had no idea, your writing is awesome. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and plan to do so in the future. We are more alike that I ever realized.


  3. Rock1
    October 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    I see ya ChUc…Beautiful pics!!! They add a NICE touch to your blog 🙂

  4. Chief Rocka
    December 1, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Happy Birthday ChUc 🙂

  5. December 2, 2010 at 3:42 AM

    Well done for such a cool job and editing a magazine also, this must keep you very busy. Check out my update to my about section and let me know what you think?
    Bye for now

  6. December 4, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    I am confused, whether you are Chick Under Construction.
    It is more of engineering term.
    You appear to be a full blown Chick already.
    Nice writing.

    • December 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM

      Well, I am an engineer but I use the term Chick Under Construction to explain how I’m always working to improve myself and help others in the process. I strive to be the best Chick possible 🙂 Thanks for browsing my blog! Have you been enjoying the rally?

  7. December 7, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    Hey interesting…will loook you up on FB, maybe send a FR 🙂

  8. Tammie
    December 7, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    Keep doing what you do. You have my 100% support

  9. December 9, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Glad I found you! Love your work and blog.

    “I’lllll beeeee backkkkkk”


    • December 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM

      Thank you so much! I wish I knew how to take pictures now. The images accompanying your poetry is great! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  10. dwight pope
    December 10, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Very nice work, you’re growing by leaps and bounds!!

  11. December 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and allowing me the privilege of finding you blog too. I am very intrigued by the combination of Aerospace Engineering and Poet… very cool (intriguing because my 17 yr. old is considering an AE career option). I’m going to poke around here reading your work.
    Keep writing and thanks for your encouraging words to me!


    • December 12, 2010 at 5:48 PM

      Hey Lesley-Anne! Poetry is a great form of expression for me. I simply started by reformatting song lyrics I wrote a while ago. I have to balance my nerdiness with a little creativity.

      Yay for your son! 🙂 Aerospace Eng is a good choice because he can gain exposure to the electrical and mechanical eng desciplines. If he considers a minor in computer science or math his career propsects will be even better.

      And thanks for checking out the site. It’s new so I’m still getting the hang of it but I really enjoy all things inspirational and motivational.

  12. December 10, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    wow busy girl….love ur work….keep it goin:)

  13. adrian
    December 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    you look gorgeous and stunning. keep up the nice work.

  14. December 20, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Hi from New Zealand, I hope you and your family have a merry Christmas. One of my many sisters is coming to visit soon yay, but we will have a quiet holiday as there are no family near us in the Wellington area. Bye for now.

  15. December 30, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    We live in a world where our creativity is somtimes under-encouraged. Kudos to you for stepping out and making a commitment to nurturing that important part of yourself.

    • January 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM

      Thanks for the encouragement! I can’t sing and that was the only creative or artsy talent valued in my environment growing up 🙂 Finding your own way is very freeing. Happy new year to you!

  16. December 31, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    now i see why ur blog is called such..

    loved ur intro

  17. January 4, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Sounds like a good plan.
    I’m sure i be back round again

  18. January 6, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Happy New Year, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. You are very talented and good looking too!

    • January 7, 2011 at 9:40 AM

      Thanks Roger! I hope all is well with you and your family and happy new year to you too! Have you written any new pieces lately?

      • January 11, 2011 at 3:11 PM

        My latest poem is the Pike river poem and I have a new blog called pikileaks.

      • January 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM

        What’s the new blog address so I can read the poem?

  19. Yolanda
    January 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Excellent work! You are a great inspiration to young women!

  20. April 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Hey hows it going, I have been busy fixing my blog, see what you think, there are some new pages about me and a gardening page called Whisky and Spudly. I always enjoy looking at your site, have a good day.

    • April 11, 2011 at 11:31 AM

      Hey Roger! Everything is going great. I will check out the new updates to your blog soon. I’m glad to see you’re adding new things to it. maybe I can get some gardening tips from you 🙂 Have a great day!!

  21. April 24, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Hi there Chick Under Construction,
    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog about your time as an engineer. Over at ConstructionChic.com I’m exploring a few of the same ideas. I’d love it if you came over to have a look and gave some feedback?

  22. fivereflections
    May 5, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Nice to meet you!
    David in Maine USA

    • May 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      Nice to meet you as well! I’m glad you stopped by my site. I hope all is marvelous and lovely where you are!

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