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I was having a bad day the other day. I realized I needed an attitude adjustment. I was letting too many people get to me and I needed to remind myself about the strong person I know I can (and sometimes have to) be.
Sometimes though, it's hard to yank on those proverbial bootstraps when you're just not feeling up to it. So I started thinking about what kind of person never lets other people get to them. The kind of person who knows that she's a baddie in every sense of the word. Being that it's Wednesday, the first person that popped into my mind was-you already know-Regina George.
Regina George is most definitely not what I would call a role model. I wouldn't want my girls to be anything like her. I myself, definitely strive for an air of anti-Regina George energy in life. Besides being like, the epitome of Queen-Bee-Mean-Girl-Prom-Queen-B*tch, she probably ranks pretty high on the list of Worst Movie Villains ever. Aside from all that though, she actually has a few redeeming qualities.
No, wait, keep reading! I know, just hear me out! It is Wednesday, after all.
I know you're wondering what on earth anyone could learn from a fictional character who's probably just one of the worst people of all time. Say what you want about her, R Gizzle took crap from no one.
She taught me to remind myself that no one can make you feel less than you allow.
Remember when Cady cut holes in Regina's shirt? I would have freaked out and went home, personally. Our girl Regina George? Unbothered.
No matter what, you can't let what other people say or do get to you because they don't know you and they don't know your story. Besides, anyone who deliberately tries to make other people feel bad about themselves (Regina George included) is an awful person.
She taught me to be confident.
If anyone knows for a fact that they are hot stuff, it is Regina George. When you don't feel good about yourself, other people can tell. If you feel like or say that you're not worth it, other people will pick up on that energy and they will treat you as such.
Be confident in who you are! No one is going to cheer for you like you can for yourself. (Regular confidence is different than Regina George confidence though-I don't know about you guys but I'll never be "confident" enough to wear that Santa Claus outfit in public...nah.)
Lastly, Regina George taught me to be resilient.
By no means was she innocent but after everything she went through at the hands of Cady and everyone else, you'd think Regina would have given up. She'd broken up with her boyfriend, had prom queen stolen from her, was legitimately injured-y'all she was in a neck brace-and was told explicitly that basically her whole school hated her (for good reason but you know...still).
I mean, all of that is her fault and she kind of deserved it...look, MY POINT IS, that even after all that, she didn't give up. She didn't move away or switch schools, and she was even able to smile at Cady at homecoming. She showed up to homecoming, neck brace and all. That is big #GirlBoss energy.
Obviously, this post was just for fun but I'm serious about the message behind it. I'm not saying be like Regina George. She was an awful person and should never be emulated. Like, ever. What I'm trying to say is be yourself-but be a boss while you're doing it!
And if you're having a bad day or feeling down, bump this oh-so-pinnable Regina George Playlist, curated by Yours Truly. I like to imagine that she's driving around in a pink Range Rover somewhere, blasting every single one of these tracks.
What's your go to Girl Boss move when you're feeling down or facing a challenge? What's your favorite Regina George quote? ("Boo, you whore.") Leave a comment and let me know!
Confused Millenial mommy, constantly learning and reinventing myself. College grad, budding authoress and awkward geek extraordinaire. I like the Bee Gees.