How to Be Successful

Once I hit two million views on this post, I answer a phone call from an unknown number for the first time ever and it’s Savannah Guthrie (who is definitely responsible for contacting her interviewees for the Today show). Naturally, I prove equally charismatic in person as I am in writing during my 7:10 AM spot when I am “surprised” with a book deal. I fly back to Wisconsin, spend the rest of my days reading in my overstuffed chair and writing at my vintage desk from West Elm, wearing some on-trend, dorky glasses.

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Make Your Own Rules

On the car ride home from seeing Sex and the City 2, I decided two things:

  • I will commit to a more rigorous exercise routine.
  • I will make my own rules in terms of my career, love and life.

These decisions were inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s unbelievably toned bod and her thorough commitment to be herself.  Even though men and women stared and judged, Carrie walked confidently towards the Abu Dhabi market in a bright purple, poofy skirt. Throughout the movie, she questions society’s standards regarding love and relationships. Although she was tested and almost gave in to peer pressure, she continued to follow the not-so-popular rules she decided to live by, because they were right for her.

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