i recently purchased the entire series of gossip girl, my all-time favorite television show (except for friends, which trumps every tv show in any genre or time period, ever). that was $120 well spent because my life’s inspiration and the one person i would want to have dinner with, real or fictional, is blair waldorf. i mean, if only real life was such that i could have snappy repartee with the dan humphries of the world and dress like my mother was a world-famous fashion designer, but alas.
queen b’s tempestuous relationship with chuck bass aside (don’t even get me started), i’d say blair’s defining qualities are her ambition and single-minded pursuit of her goals. of course, if you’ve seen the series, you know that blair’s life plans are in fact derailed many times, but i’d like to think that she’s been inspiring to me in more ways than just her style. sometime between graduation and now, i realized that my goal isn’t just to attain some level of success in some career path—my goal is to always be challenged no matter what i do. because with every item i’ve checked off my list so far, the satisfaction of checking that item off has been accompanied by another goal.
i’m proud of what i’ve done so far. i’m in graduate school, for once studying something that is actually challenging and satisfying; i’m doing well at work, due to my own abilities but also due to circumstance; and i am finally becoming the kind of person who can maintain relationships like a normal, gracious, and socially apt person. (that last part was a doozy.) i know my life will be full of challenges, some uninvited and some that i go searching for. but that’s what i’ve relished in these 18 months since graduation, and that’s what i look forward to now.
i don’t even watch breaking bad.
haven’t watched glee in years but i still ugly cried through this entire episode.