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Society has a way of underestimating strength starting at a young age.
Growing up I would define myself as a strong-willed little girl. To others they may say stubborn, difficult or hardheaded; call it what you will but I knew what I wanted and still to this day I believe there is nothing wrong with that.
Strong-willed girls are self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and aren't easily swayed when put in high-pressure situations. These are the girls that become leaders not because they desire the spotlight but because it's who they are at their core.
We learn things as we go, for ourselves, not wanting help from others. We grow up to be passionate about everything we do and live life at full speed all because our hearts are persistent. We are free-spirits, always testing our limits. We see how wonderful life can be and know that things can always be better. If we don't understand something you better believe we will work all night searching for an answer to get us to the next clue making us into the ultimate #GirlBoss.
"They call us the dreamers but we are the ones who don't sleep."
So now that you understand who I am on another level, you may be curious to know what drives me and keeps me in charge of my life? If a girl works hard she is considered a workaholic but if a guy works hard he is just growing as man. How messed up is that? I was very lucky to have a family that told me it was okay to grow up and be a strong woman. My mom would tell me that I didn't need a man to be successful and that I was smart enough to make my own money. My dad encouraged me to have the wildest dreams and would tell me that if I channeled my passion and faith I could make anything happen. My sister showed me that having different opinions was okay and I'd have to admit I get most of my style sense from her (I hope she isn't reading this because then she'll finally know). I would never say that keep me sane but I will definitely say that they keep me insane which makes me one of the lucky ones.
Other than my family inspiring me to maintain my #GirlBoss status I would have to say that hearing about other girls in the industry embracing their instincts and standing strong lets me know that I'm not alone. Anna Kendrick is one of the most strong-willed women that you hear about all time. Recently, she has been all over social networks with her latest Boss Pitch movement and I am LOVING it! This all started when she refused to pose sexily on the Pitch Perfect 2 posters. The starlet was adamant about crossing her arms because that's what Beca Mitchell, her character in the movie would do. Anna admits she has no regrets and absolutely loves that fans have supported her decision. The greatest part about this whole Boss Pitch movement is that it's not only fans that are girls who are supporting her non-sexy pose, it's the male audience too.
Maybe you aren't a type-A personality, that doesn't mean that you don't have what it takes to embrace your inner #GIRLBoss. All you have to do is trust your instincts and know that being a strong woman who is confident in your decisions is the best thing that you can do for yourself. Believe that you are a leader, be kind, work hard and you too will be a #GIRLBoss.
Pitch Perfect 2 will be hitting theaters tomorrow, May 15th so enjoy the trailer and get your tickets now! I saw it last night and it was more than aca-mazing!!! <3
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