About three years ago I was at the San Diego airport browsing a bookstore when the bright pink cover of the book #GirlBoss, written by Sophia Amoruso, caught my attention. I’ve heard about this book from YouTubers and decided to pick it up and I couldn’t put it down. During my hour and a half flight, I nearly finished the book. I can confidently say that the book has definitely changed the way I view myself and how I view the value of taking control of your own life.
So what does it mean to be a #GirlBoss?
To me, a #GirlBoss is everchanging. It means one day you are hustling and working hard for what you want. You have days where you eat, sleep, and breathe your dreams. Sometimes it feels like you are this unstoppable force of ambition, drive, and motivation. This is the #GirlBoss that everyone makes themselves look like when in reality, being a #GirlBoss isn’t always early mornings and busy schedules. The reality is forcing yourself to get out of bed in the morning to do something productive. Being annoyed at yourself when all you’ve done all day is stare at your computer screen. It’s forcing yourself to constantly work towards your goals. It’s knowing to be patient and kind to yourself when you haven’t had the most productive day but know that tomorrow is a new beginning.
In order to be a #GirlBoss, you have to take care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically. There’s an unhealthy stigma with being a “hustler” that says that you can never take a break and you have to grind nonstop. This will only make you feel drained and unhappy with what you are doing. When you overwork yourself, your dreams start to feel like work and not like fun. So remember, the most hardworking #GirlBoss also needs her “treat yourself” day!
If you haven’t, you should definitely pick yourself up a copy of #GirlBoss. Her words still continue to inspire me and when I need a reminder that I am a #GirlBoss I scan through it. Love all of you #GirlBoss queens who are taking control of your life!
Your fellow #GirlBoss,
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