5 Things to Try: An Advice Affair with #GirlBoss Articles
When I need advice I've got mom, I've got friends, I've got family, and thanks to the internet I've got GirlBoss, a blog created by Sophia Amorouso, the former CEO of Nastygal. While Nastygal filed bankruptcy in 2016 and Amorouso tackled divorce she didn't stop fighting for #GirlBoss's all over the world. She instead picked up and kept creating according to her passions which is how GirlBoss came about, just a year or so prior to the news of Nastygal. Reading the articles curated by the GirlBoss team is one of my top priorities in the form of self-care. Since life advice is something I'm never without a need for and as a person who started freelancing at a young age GirlBoss advice is something that I'm also never without a need for. From the fun stuff of Horoscopes and music to complicated truths of a 20 something's youth, finances. GirlBoss is covering it all. Here are some top five quick reads that took no time to find during my Saturday morning routine on the couch:
"The '60s produced some of the sweetest pop tunes of all time, but the era's doo wop-fuelled girl groups and all-female garage bands didn't shy away from real world themes or rebelliousness."
"Ugh 2017, amirite?! This year ends like it started; intense. Now, Mercury will be retrograde from December 2 to 22, creating both annoying roadblocks and healing opportunities."
"Being kind to yourself is one of those things that sounds easy in theory but difficult in practice. So here's 31 tried and tested self-care acts that'll give you an instant dose of self-love."
On wrestling with self-doubt yesterday, today, and tomorrow:
“I’ve been struggling so much all my life with that pressure to be 'accomplished,' whatever the fuck that means.”
On the chilled-out definition of “success” she’s found later in her career:
“To me, success is that sense of healing myself and finding out why I’m here.”
On having a complicated personality:
“I’m very patient. I’m very soft and all that, but when something drives me crazy, I just explode.”
On that ever-illusive work-life balance:
"What I want to be is happy. I want to be creative, I want to have nice friendships. Work, for me is a part of that—it should be happy."
"It's well established that eating delicious food makes you happier. But a recent study shows that making food can also cook up joy in your life."