Hillary Clinton and Demi Lovato visited my city today, campaigning for Clinton (obviously). We were super close to the stage and I also happened to get a couple of selfies with the both of them! I was mentally freaking out as Demi and Hillary entered the stage, and I couldn't believe this experience was real until later that night in the car ride back home. Of course, I brought my handy dandy picture-taking device!
I almost cried out of excitement when Demi Lovato came onto the stage. She performed three or four songs (acoustic) and sang beautifully. She talked about Hillary Clinton and her goals and introduced Hillary onto the stage. Clinton gave a short speech about her aims as president and they both came down to the audience and took selfies with the first couple of rows. My dad shook hands with both Demi and Hillary and I got a couple selfies with them. I am currently freaking out as I am typing this, still trying to soak it all in...
I was inspired to write this post by the 11 (and more) amazing women who I look up to everyday.
Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a splendid start. A weekend is a perfect opportunity to catch up on a TV show or read a good book.
I recently read #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, the owner and and founder of Nasty Gal, a multimillion dollar fashion company. By reading her book, I have learned so much, not only about female empowerment, but also a number of helpful life lessons.
1) Be assertive
I have always struggled with being assertive. It really is an important quality to acquire, and I am very jealous of those who possess this. In Amoruso's book, as a CEO of a multimillion dollar company, she has obviously had to fire people, be demanding and assertive. As she writes about her experiences,
2) Pay attention to the tiny details
As a photographer, she really made me realize that the tiniest things in an image can make or ruin your image. In #Girlboss, she write about how she posed the models and took pictures herself--hence she paid attention to the tiniest of details.
3) Stick to it
Perseverance is a crucial quality to have as a person. It is often easier said than done. I learned from #Girlboss that if you believe in it, you gotta stick to it.
4) Be confident, but not overconfident
I've learned that being a #Girlboss means you are positive and confident, but not too the point where you are cocky and arrogant.
5) You will fail
Failure is something that everyone will deal with in life. It is a horrible, but yet, a great thing to experience. You learn more through failure. Like many others, I knew this, but #Girlboss showed me how I can improve and learn.
#Girlboss makes the reader realize what potential she/he has. It is truly an inspiring and motivating book.