Do you ever wish you were someone else? Sometimes I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love me. I might love myself to a fault at times, and I am definitely blessed for all that I have, there are just characteristics of other people that I admire and wish I had. I suppose I could change, adopt these qualities as my own, but I’m all about things happening organically. Either you were born with it or you weren’t. Below you will find qualities in certain people that would create the “ideal me” (in my opinion).
Alecia Moore, also known as Pink has this aura about her that I just love. When you look at Pink, at least for me, I get a slight feeling of fear. I do not know her personally, of course, but she has a strength that is undeniable. It might be the struggles she overcame with the drugs and alcohol abuse. I tend to find those that fought the disease of addiction, to always have this inspirational strength and wisdom. It’s that “been there, done that” attitude, that you just trust and raise your hat to. I never wear hats, so I’m not sure why I used that analogy, but you catch my drift. I guess I haven’t had to truly “struggle” before, which I am so blessed for, but that sort of struggle breeds a special individual. Now Pink’s life has changed, she appears to be very humbled by her experiences and has a fresh new outlook on life. It’s uplifting and almost emotional to hear Pink’s songs. She is obviously a very passionate, sensitive individual, but you would never tell from her concrete shell. I guess I would love to not wear my heart on my sleeve as much. Alecia is awesome! This helps to prove my point Buzzfeed.
Olivia Pope, better known as Kerry Washington, taps into the powerful side that I have always desired. Just in case you have been living under a rock, Olivia Pope is fictional character played by Kerry Washington, in one of the best thrillers I have ever seen on Prime time television called Scandal. Without giving too much away about the show, Olivia Pope runs a crisis consulting firm and high-profile individuals go to her before their scandals are leaked to the public or the authorities. She has a team, or troop rather that works for her. I say troop because they are known as “Gladiators”, they do what they are told and do not ask any questions. Imagine that sort of power. It isn’t like she takes advantage of this power, it’s more of a respectful relationship they have with her. I have always dreamed of being a big boss, having an assistant that knows what type of coffee I want. They respect my power and let everyone know what is expected from me. Olivia is not only very powerful, but she is smart. Very strategic and analytical, that think outside of the box way of rational is something I lack. I also admire how these high-profile individuals seek Olivia out, she is the best at what she does and to be a brilliant at your craft is admirable.
Mindy Kaling has many qualities that I just love. Not only is Mindy basically a genius, incredibly intelligent, with a resume that anyone would drool over, but she is hilarious. I would love to be Mindy’s friend. She has my type of humor, but I do think she takes it a step further. See my issue is that I am weird, like really strange, but I suppress this weirdness depending on who I am around. Of course my real friends see it and love it because it’s just me, but I would love to be 100% myself all the time. That is something that I respect in Mindy. She says embarrassing things about herself, she relates many things to movies or memories from the past, she laughs at herself and teases people she cares about, which is me all over. Why can’t I find an occupation that allows me to be the real me all the time? Mindy worked for what she wanted and started early. To use your humor to your advantage in a professional sense is to truly not care what people think. I have a fear of putting myself out there. It’s very possible that only good things would come out of it, but although I do not know Mindy I use her as sort of a role model.
Maya Angelou. Random right? Maybe not a surprise. I love Maya Angelou. Basically everything is great about Maya Angelou, but mostly I admire her talent and the fact that I can’t read anything by her without crying and feeling like she was writing directly to me. I don’t know anyone that can say something bad about Maya Angelou. She is one of those women that you look at and think does everyone just love her? She seems like the sweetest lady. While her works are numerous and diverse, they all seem to have a common thread. In my opinion they are spot-on with who she really is. A true woman, a nurturer, while there might be inner battles, from an outside perspective all you see is strength and wisdom. Maya is so very bright, her style is so unique and her words speak to your soul. How can one be so powerful through typed words? Mind boggling I tell ya. I write these blogs just expressing myself, but it would be so great if they would touch someone. I don’t have a specific genre for my blogs, but I do believe through me discovering certain things, others can do the same. I hope that when I get older and my time comes to leave this world, the legacy that I leave behind is great much like the one Maya will leave behind.
Christina Hendricks. Do I really need to say anymore? Va Va Voom. I have always embraced my shape, I love my curves and so does Christina. Well I don’t think she knows who I am to love my curves, but she loves hers… you know what I’m saying. Christina has this ability to walk into a room and instantly turn heads. Have I seen her walk into a room? No, but I just know it would happen. This isn’t some blonde bombshell with long skinny legs, this is Christina. Voluptuousness with deep red locs… that is a sight to behold. It might help that her character Joan, in Mad Men is awesome, but on the show she has this presence that cannot be learned. I so wish I could learn. I am a cute 4’10 and ¾”, but being this small, I often get lost in the shuffle. I have never walked into a room and had everyone turn their heads. It’s probably because they would need to look down and more than likely someone taller would be right in front of me, blocking the view. I would probably trip anyhow, but Christina would never. She is confident in every step and I love that about her. She is breaking the bounds of what society thinks is beautiful and holding it down for all of us shapely ladies.
Interesting assortment of women don’t you think? While I have numerous celebrities that I admire from a far, I would say these are my top choices. Prior to writing this, I really believed certain qualities you were either born with or without, but I do think life experiences can certainly shape who you are. Sure I haven’t had the struggles of Pink or the life experiences of Maya, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen for me. I am only 26 years old, still very young and it’s possible I will learn wisdom, power and presence. I can’t give up now. I have actually found this to be quite therapeutic because it really puts things in perspective. I look up to these individuals for all sorts of reasons, but to know that I might one day be on the level of these wonderful women, makes me happy. Thank you ladies for inspiring me!