I'm a #GirlBoss



I did it! I finally got around around to finishing #GIRLBOSS, It's not that it was hard to get into or, that I wasn't enjoying it, I was glued to it for the first few days but then stupid adult life got in the way and getting lost in a book became a rare luxury rather than a necessity. 

Anyway, I ordered GirlBoss a few months back when twitter went to sh*t and I lost my faith in feminism. GirlBoss has given it a sassy new name and a sassy new attitude to match that I'm all for supporting. So what is a Girlboss?  A Girlboss is a woman who gets shit done. It's not about what people think, it's not about theories and it's certainly not about men or, putting them down and blaming them for your own failures or hang ups. GirlBoss is about realising your potential (no matter how hard it may be) and going with it. It's about building a strong support system around you and not being afraid to stand out but most importantly, it's about working your arse off. 

Do I want to be a #GIRLBOSS?

Hell Yeah 



GirlBoss is the first post-modern piece of feminist literature that doesn't mention mysogyny internalised or, otherwise and that's what I like to see. I mean, a GirlBoss doesn't have time to dwell on that anyway because she's too busy getting shit done regardless. #GirlBoss encourages you to take the bull by the horns and have a bit of confidence in your own ability and, also work hard to develop your skills whether it be in work or life in general. After all, there's nothing sassier than a bit of self-confidence. Amoruso also teaches us that school and uni don't necessarily mean you'll get your dream job but that nothing really beats decent (mostly honest) hard graft. 

Money looks better in your bank than on your feet 



Being someone who works bloody hard to even be where I am now meant that the financial advice and the emphasis on the importance of looking after your finances really struck a cord with me. Hence the recent spending ban that I've been moaning about none-stop on twitter. A GirlBoss stays humble no matter how much money she has in the bank or, how much her shoes cost. 

Careers advice 



Being in my line of work, I was really keen to read the CV and cover letter writing section but also a little anxious about Sophia Amoruso letting the side down when it comes to CVs, in true GirlBoss fashion she pulled the cat outta the bag and summarised the concept of a CV in the most hilarious way possible - if only I could get away with this at work. It was also intriguing to get an employers perspective on a CV. 

ITS NOT JUST ABOUT THE CAREERS SIDE OF THINGS 



You don't have to be a career woman to be a GirlBoss! You can be the stay at home Mum looking  after the house and kids and working damn hard whilst doing it, you can be the student studying like crazy to get those grades or you can be the Grandma not afraid to walk through crowds of teens in town and so comfortable with yourself you don't give a damn what anyone thinks (here's to you Judy). A GrolBoss oozes self-confidence and exherts respect but always remains humble and true to herself. A GirlBoss sees all the obstacles in front of her and plans how to overcome them rather than sit and dwell on them. 

A GirlBoss is cool 



Most importantly, a GirlBoss is cool and the kind of woman you want to be friends with, the kind of woman that would rather make you smile than make you cry. The kind that loves to wear make-up but isn't ashamed of her make-up free face, the kind that sticks to her guns and doesn't let negativity get her down. No matter how big the struggle or how hard the journey, a GirlBoss gets back up, dusts herself off and cracks on. 

It's cool to be kind 








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2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great book! I will have to check it out!

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  2. Sounds great, I've just ordered it :) x

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