Life Advice from Amy Poehler

A while back, I had written about Tina Fey and how much I love her because homegirl tells it like it is. There is something about hilarious women who don't take things too seriously that I really admire- I'm currently reading Mindy Kaling's (aka Kelly from The Office) book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) which I can't put down and will definitely be writing a full review about soon. The other day, I came across while looking through my newsfeed was pieces of life advice from Amy Poehler. I was so inspired that I actually wrote some of them down in a letter for a friend. These are some of my favorites (credit to Buzzfeed for the collection and quotes with the adorable puppies- I feel like that would be Amy Poehler's spirit animal-just saying) to get ya thinking.

"Girls, if a boy says something that isn't funny, you don't have to laugh"

"Take your risks now. As you grow older you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on a treadmill and I wasn't even on it" I actually laughed out loud when I read this, but it's equally as serious as funny. One of my favorite book characters of all time is Bridget Vreeland. If you don't know who that is, shame but let's just say she's someone who does things with her heart, even when it causes her to fall flat on her face and there is definitely something to admire in that, living without regrets. As for the stretching part, pretty convinced that will be me in 20 years.

"Vulnerable people are powerful people. Opening your heart and sharing means it's you're going to get so much love in your life." Something I have learned recently is that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who allow themselves to express everything and those who are reserved and as hard as it can be, some of the best conversations really do take place in heart-to-hearts at 3 am on a hall floor.

"Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it" I love this because it particularly goes for things like school and sports. There have been so many times in crew where I have felt like running out of the room (maybe more than I'd like to admit). I think someone said it best that "if we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting the the rest of our lives."

"The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess over what you don't have, the happier you will be" Pretty self explanatory-comparison really is a thief of joy.

And my personal favorite "Anyone who doesn't make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the sooner you start in your life, the better." I should honestly have this phrase tattooed on my arm because it's something that I really have learned in the past year. Life is not kindergarden and we don't have to invite everyone in our class to our birthday party anymore. There have been a couple of times that I have had to weave out negative people who made me feel well, not so great.

Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

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