The Devil Wears Prada is my favorite movie, go ahead and judge if you will but Meryl Streep is fantastic, and while I do not have a boss like Miranda Priestly, I do feel like Andie sometimes in the “Real World.”
Being an adult is hard. You have rent to pay, bills to pay, full responsibility for yourself and your job, and while some people can just get going, many of us are just trying to get by and work hard.
“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasow
We all want to be happy. Many of us want to be successful. Some of us want to be rich. And few of us want to never have a care in the world… or at least it seems that way. Sometimes when you’re paying bills and working every day you just want to be a kid again with nothing to do. However, while childhood may have been a representation of ignorance is bliss, there’s not nearly as much freedom as being an adult. For the first time, we have the option to design our own lives.
The only things that control us in adulthood is ourselves, society and our jobs. We have to make money somehow because we need it to provide shelter and eat, but we do have the luxury to do whatever the hell we want within those means. However, for those of us working jobs that are currently dictating our lives don’t forget that unlike the situation below, we do need to have a personal life. Which is why I’m pledging to watch a little less Netflix and do a little more exploring of this wonderful city.
Andrea: My personal life is falling apart.
Nigel: That’s what happens when you start doing well at work. Let me know when your entire life goes up in smoke, means it’s time for a promotion.
Until next time.
Hey readers, I’ve almost finished Sophia Amoruso’s book #GirlBoss, and I can’t help but write this post. While many big brands have approached inequality in the workplace or showcased ‘girl power’, what can you do as a woman trying to push past it? The answer I came up with: Success.
I saw an article today about killing your enemies with success. Sophia Amoruso had crazy stories to tell in her book, but within a matter of years from her Ebay vintage shop she became the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. She did what I think every woman should do. Instead of just waiting for equality in the workplace to happen, just put on your heels, boots or flats (your choice) and start climbing the ladder to success. It may take a few years, but if you remember your goals and fight to finish them every day, you’ll silence the haters because you’ll be the Girl Boss at the head of the conference table.
Remember ladies, heels are made for walking and if your dreams are higher than your heels are, you can accomplish anything. #GirlBoss
P.S. Did you see this video yet?
Hey Readers. It’s been awhile, ran out of “brain juice” and haven’t had anything good to blog about. I was feeling bad about it, but I asked another blogger, The Write Woman, about what I can do about running out of inspiration and she reminded me of something very important. She reminded me to blog for myself, not for anyone else. She also told me not to worry about if anyone is reading this blog or not, and I have to agree with her. If you’re reading my blog, awesome! Thanks for taking the time to read this, as a writer I really appreciate it.
On another note, I just saw the movie Million Dollar Arm today, and it was amazing. The story is for one so inspiring and the acting was phenomenal. I give the movie 5 stars, and I don’t care if you think it sucked, cause you’re wrong. Period. It made me think about how while millennials complain about student debt and how we are broke (I’ve done it many times), there are people in the world who live on less than $2/day. Could you do it? I don’t know if I could. It just made me think and made me thankful for every opportunity I have had.
During the movie, one of the characters said something along the line of: “they don’t have dreams like this. They haven’t ever had the opportunity.” Imagine it, you’re only thinking about putting food on the table and making sure everyone you care about is healthy and alive. You weren’t thinking about these big dreams. It made me think because I have plenty of dreams. I want to be highly successful one day while working in public relations. Who knows, maybe I’ll be a writer? I start my dream internship in about a week. I am so nervous, but I don’t know what about. I’m probably nervous about failing, but that’s just a common fear of mine.
I just felt like todays post would get anyone reading this to think about what you have, what opportunities you’ve had and most importantly, what your dreams are. If two boys from India could end up as Major League Baseball players and live out a dream people thought was impossible, don’t you think your dreams deserve more possibility than you’re giving them?
Just a random thought.