“He is not the sun. You are.” – Christina Yang
Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!!
So I was recently inspired to write this as part of my personal journey towards self-love after noticing so many similar themes in television and music. What are these themes exactly? Well honestly I have just recently noticed SO MANY boss babes out there exemplifying confidence and self love, and it is just amazing!
With this article I want to encourage you all to love yourself first and be confident no matter what is going on around you. To do that I will share such examples from some well known figures in pop culture specifically.
Another thing to note is I chose these examples because some of these life lessons are overdue in areas like television and music. What do I mean by this? You will see!
Duh. So if you watched all the behind the scenes footage like I did you would see the interview they did with Jennifer Coolidge. In this interview, she mentioned how in her day, girls were not presented with the messages of “Thank You, Next” and a breakup was something that would significantly devalue a woman.
“Thank You, Next,” however, teaches us that breakups are ok, and that being single is a wonderful season of learning to love yourself and finding joy outside of a relationship.
This goes out to Ellen Pompeo, who essentially told her ABC producers that Meredith Grey did not need to rebound from the late Dr. McDreamy. Initially, with Patrick Dempsey’s departure from the show, the writers were quick to find a new love interest for Dr. Grey. Thanks to Ellen Pompeo, however, we get to see Meredith as a b.a. single mom/surgeon who does not need a man for SEVERAL seasons of the show rather than a re-used guy meets girl love story.
I am just going to say *spoiler alert* here for anyone who hasn’t seen Isn’t It Romantic, though I am not exactly revealing details about the movie (which is great, by the way – go see it!).
So, personally, I was blown away by the messages in this feature, particularly the primary message of self love. Sure, romance is cute, but a real fairytale is the one where you learn to love yourself FIRST, ALWAYS, and FOREVER.
These are just a few examples of some amazing role models, and of course there are so many more that come to mind, but for now, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with SELF LOVE!