3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

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Okay so maybe I went the unconventional route with this challenge, and didn’t take it too seriously but that’s how I like to do life. This is a quote from one of my favorite TV shows “Parks and Recreation”. I think this quote is very suitable for myself, however I must also include family with friends.

Leslie Knope is an inspiration to all. Like talk about an empowering woman, Leslie is a powerful, amazing, positive, breakfast loving woman, and all around very inspiring to me, which is why I thought it was very important to make it my last quote. She’s just this huge feminist icon in my opinion, feel free to disagree, but when I think feminism I think Leslie Knope.

I think this just suits me and my love for breakfast foods, especially IHOP, and that sometimes, maybe I can prioritize that over people, but not really. They might almost be equal because whenever I talk to my friends from back home I just go on and on about how I miss IHOP.  However silly it may seem, it really holds some truth to it though. Friends and family, waffles, work.

I really appreciate the last part, always put work third. Work should never be the first priority because than nothing is going to matter, and I think people forget about that. There is this idea that work is what makes you money so it has to go first, but really what makes you happy needs to go first.

So my list would probably go: God, friends and family, breakfast*, school/blogging/work. I put blogging in the work category since it takes up so much time, more time than a hobby, but I thoroughly enjoy it. I do need to remember not to put it first, because I did have a tendency to do that when I was daily blogging. You need to put people and the things that really enrich your life first.

What would your list be like?

If you are confused by this post, be sure to check out yesterday’s and Sunday’s posts to catch up! Thanks again to Getting Through Anxiety for challenging me to this, I’ve had a lot of fun with it! I didn’t challenge anyone like I was supposed to, but I really encourage everyone to try it, it really makes you think not only about  your favorite quotes,  but about what they really, truly mean to you.

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*Half joking about breakfast being that high up on the list, half not joking.

 

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 11

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I’m big into TV, like I could talk about almost any TV show and I love to do that. Like I feel about TV how film buffs feel about movies. I love sitcoms and dramas and crime shows, so it’s really hard for me to pick a favorite.

Currently I’m really enjoying “House” however, it gets really gross so I wouldn’t say it’s even close to being my favorite.

I love “Parks and Rec” and I had to stop watching this season because I know that it was ending and that really upset me so I need to finish, but I just don’t want to. That’s definitely one of my favorite shows. Leslie Knope- although a little out there- really inspires me to be a better person and embrace who I am as a female. She’s a great role model for any girl just because she is powerful.

I also really like “Grey’s Anatomy” like it’s perfect except when they kill all of the good characters. It’s not okay to kill everyone I actually like. While this show is very dramatic Meredith can be a bit of a cry baby but I still love her. Christina is the best character and I aspire to be here minus being a surgeon and minus her choice to be sexually promiscuous- there’s nothing wrong with being that way, it’s just not how I want to be.

You can’t go wrong with “The Office” either. While the jokes can be offensive and crude, I usually can’t stop laughing. I would say to enjoy it you have to have that drier sense of humor though otherwise it’s not going to be enjoyable.

I guess the last one I’ll throw in here is “Boy Meets World” they have such interesting life lessons in every episode with laughs and love. I honestly want to find my Cory. Although he wasn’t always the best boyfriend he always loved Topanga and I think that’s just really beautiful.

What are some of your favorite shows?

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Leslie Knope is the Greatest Role Model

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*Caution this post will contain spoilers*

Parks and Rec is one of my all time favorite shows, mostly because Leslie Knope, the main character, is such a strong and powerful female figure. Also Chris Pratt is in it so that helps. Anyway, Leslie Knope is played by the great Amy Poehler and she is this great female figure that I think every girl should look up to.

  • She might not be the boss, but she sure does run the Parks Department
  • She is perky about everything and it takes a lot to get her down
  • She invented Galentines Day so that Valentine’s Day is fun for everyone
  • She loves breakfast
  • Her husband is awesome too, and she makes him a better person
  • She inspires the uninspirable, like April and Ron. Obviously April loves and cares for Leslie, nominating her for an award and actually doing work.
  • She is the first woman councilperson
  • She has her shit together. Even when everything is crazy she is still insanely organized and put together.
  • She has faith in everyone and for whatever reason, that faith is what makes people do what she needs them to do, no matter their level of stupidity
  • She admires women who should be admired like Hilary Clinton rather than a silly actress or singer.

Just like Jim is what girl should look for in a man, Leslie is a woman that every girl should strive to be. It doesn’t matter that she’s a fictional character, she’s still a huge inspiration.

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TV Shows that Teach

I’m a terrible binge watcher, it’s awful. I will sit and watch hours of a particular show instead of doing something I’m supposed to do. Currently I’m rewatching “The Office” and it’s makin me think about TV shows that teach us things.

  1. Modern Family: “Modern Family” teaches how love is unconditional, it literally shows every type of love possible and how perfect that can be. It shows imperfections in family, yet how those little things are what makes family great.
  2. The Office: “The Office” is an example of the types of people you will come across with in your life. I also think the relationships amongst the characters display a variety of relationships that someone can encounter, but everyone looks for a love like Jim and Pam’s.
  3. Parks and Rec: Can you say women empowerment? If you want to look up to someone look up to Leslie Knope. A little quirky, but hilarious and smart. She quickly takes over the town of Pawnee and I think she has the power to take over the world.
  4. New Girl: I mean who doesn’t want to live with three attractive guys? Not me actually. I think this show displays struggles not only through relationship, but in each characters’ personality as well. I haven’t watched it in a while, but I remember thinking “wow I learned something”.
  5. Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy: Each character has their own story line, their own background, their own problems. Their stories interconnect and solve the problems of one another, they’re there for each other and help each other out.

What’s your favorite show that has taught you a lesson? I think Degrassi could maybe even be popped up on my list. Maybe I’ll pick this up again another time.

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