This has been all over, but have you read Mindy Kaling’s article on confidence yet? I had many epiphany moments. If you haven’t read it yet, do:
Mindy Kaling’s Guide to Killer Confidence
“People’s reaction to me is sometimes “Uch, I just don’t like her. I hate how she thinks she is so great.” But it’s not that I think I’m so great. I just don’t hate myself. I do idiotic things all the time and I say crazy stuff I regret, but I don’t let everything traumatize me. And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don’t hate themselves. So that’s why you need to be a little bit brave.”
“People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you’re succeeding. People do not get scared when you’re failing. It calms them.”
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Dear Maggie, after all these years and iterations of the internet and of mightygirl, i still very much enjoy visiting you here. i love your voice, and I love to love what you love, and I very much love watching your family grow and evolve as my family grows and evolves. To this day, one of my most fondest memories was when you sent me a box full of treasures from your house. it was delivered to my parent’s house, and they brought it to Connecticut during a very rare and weird family vacation, and I sat in the lobby of our hotel unwrapping each treasure and giggling and squealing and crying.
thanks for continuing to share bright bits of life here. you are very nice company.