5 Things Blair Waldorf Has Taught Me About Love & Self-Confidence

5 Things Blair Waldorf Has Taught Me About Love & Self-Confidence

Have a little faith, and if that doesn't work, have a lot of mimosas.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Blair Waldorf is the strongest woman (character) to ever grace this planet. Despite continually feeling second-best and enduring incessant heartbreak, she remains triumphant, never failing to show her best face and Chloé purse to those of whom she deems worthy. Of course, being Queen B is never an easy endeavor; for there is always someone persistently waiting for the moment you fall from your pedestal. After all, the higher up you are the harder in which you fall back to reality. However, in spite of criticism, Miss. Waldorf has mastered this fall with as much ease as Grace Kelly, an acknowledgment that has forever inspired my inner queen….and all young girls alike with a desire to rule the world.

1. As the queen assures, sometimes a little self-confidence is a good thing, for it shows the world just how much potential you have to offer.

Unfortunately, sometimes people are going to try and belittle your confidence. They refuse to see all the good you have in your heart, and rather, only see you for face value… a strong, beautiful human being. Jealousy will ensue, and people will try to squash all optimism and joy you have in your life. Don’t’ let them, darling. These are only failed attempts to bring you down to their level, a new low that you born to overcome.


2. Go out and be the change you wish to see in the world! If you do not like something about yourself or society in general, change it.

At the end of the day, you are the only one in charge of your density; so do not let someone else write the story of your life. There are a plethora of dreams and aspirations bottled up within the deepest realms of your mind, just waiting for an initial spark of inspiration to transform them into realities.



3. Life will not always have a fairytale ending.

As much as I adore clichés and the beautiful princess going home with her handsome Prince Charming, life always seems to get in the way. However, even when your heart is torn to pieces and you find yourself crying on your bathroom floor, just begging for things to change, you have to find it within your soul to keep trying. Never loose faith. Continue to stay strong and prove to the world you cannot be defeated. Do not let anyone steal that perfectly-placed, shining crown from the top of your head.



4. Realize that everyone deserves their own Chuck Bass.

You are a queen who deserves to have someone think just as highly of you as you do your own self. It is important to know your own value and self-worth, never settling for anyone who makes you feel less than perfect. Being with someone who makes you want to be a better version of yourself is of the utmost necessity, and shouldn’t be ignored when seeking out a partner. Subsequently, if he or she falls short of everything mentioned above, you should not belittle your own character to fit the needs of your significant other. Stay true to yourself and your heart.

5. Most importantly, never give up on love.

There is no doubt that Blair went through hell and back in order to preserve her relationship with Chuck, a notion that made her all the more strong in the end. It was evident that they were doomed from the beginning, with him being a womanizer and she being a die-hard romantic. But, it is important to never forget that even the most unlikely of partnerships can flourish into a beautiful relationship...such as Chuck and Blair. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of courage to admit your true feelings to both yourself and your loved one, for love can be a scary thing to navigate, in the beginning. Just know, it is always worth it in the end.

Life may cause you to cry out in sadness, smile with happiness, and persevere with ambition, all at the same time. This doesn’t make you crazy… this just makes you a Waldorf.

XOXO.

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14 Inspirational 'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes For College Kids Feeling Like Eeyore

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Winnie the Pooh and his friends were my best buds as a child. Now, as a college student, I've realized they knew more about life than I thought.

These 14 quotes from the 'Winnie the Pooh' movies, TV shows, and books, is getting me through this difficult semester, and maybe it will help you, too.

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin

"The nicest thing about rain is that it always stops. Eventually." -Eeyore

"The things that make me different are the things that make me." -Piglet

"It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." -Eeyore

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." -Winnie the Pooh

"Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." -Piglet

"Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." -Eeyore

"Spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count." -Rabbit

"There's no difference between falling a thousand feet to the jagged rocks below and tumbling out of bed." -Tigger

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." -Winnie the Pooh

"I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I have been." -Winnie the Pooh

"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." -Eeyore 

"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for other to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." -Piglet

"When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing which seemed very thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it." -Winnie the Pooh

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The Cullen Girls: Part 18

Follow the lives of Meredith, Amy, Olivia, Sarah, and Jane Cullen, as they navigate the unknown territories that come with building a family through adoption.

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"What are you two fighting about now?" Olivia is sitting at the kitchen table with Sarah, and Amy is the stove making something mouth watering.

"Nothing," Jane mumbles, rolling her eyes as she comes through the screen door. Pete comes in behind her, hands up in disbelief.

"Really, Jane? You're gonna call that nothing?"

"Really, Pete? After everything you've put me through?"

"What did I do?"

"I'm talking about Davey. All that shit with Davey."

"Oh god, we're back to this." Sarah groans.

"Shut up." Jane and Pete tell her before turning and glaring at each other.

"What happened?" Olivia asks.

"Jane hates my girlfriend," Pete tells her.

"Oh my god, no I don't!"

"Aww, you have a girlfriend, Pete? And Jane's jealous?" Olivia leans forward, her own personal reality show right in front of her.

"I'm not jealous!" Jane shouts.

"It's obvious you don't like her - "

"That doesn't make me jealous. And I don't recall ever saying I didn't like her."

"You called her an airhead." Pete holds her stare. "To her face."

Even Amy is listening now. "Jeez, Jane. That's mean, even for you."

"Shut upppp!" Jane screams now. "I did not call her an airhead. All I said was that her comment made her sound like one. God."

Pete's face looks like he smells something bad. "You never have anything nice to say to her."

"You never have anything nice to say to Davey."

"I at least keep it to myself."

Jane punches Pete's arm as hard as she can, and his lack of reaction only pisses her off more. "Asshole! Go see your stupid movie with that airhead without me. Have fun explaining all of it to her the whole time."

"I will!" Pete is out the door, letting it slam behind him without another look at Jane. Jane runs for the door before he can get too far, yelling after him, "At least I get to make out when I go to the movies!" Behind her, her sisters are howling with laughter, and she turns her glare on them.

"Does this fucking amuse you?"

"More than you know." Olivia manages to get out.

"Well I can understand why you're amused," Jane shoots back, but Olivia is too caught up to be insulted.

……….

The change in Sarah is pretty quick. Her relationship with Ryan goes from casual to serious in a short time, and the result is the opposite of what her family expected. The same ends up being true with Olivia. She goes in the opposite direction with every step Sarah takes forward with Ryan. Her family goes days without hearing from her, and when she does grace them with her presence, she's short with everyone and downright nasty towards Sarah. After several dinners end with one or the other storming out of the house, Olivia stops showing up at all.

Tonight, after several minutes of hearing nothing but silverware on plates, Meredith asks, "Has anyone talked to Olivia?"

Amy looks at her mother, hesitating. "I tried calling before I came over, but she didn't answer."

"I talked to her yesterday." Jane offers, looking to Amy. "She said she wasn't coming, but I didn't think she meant it." Only Jane catches Sarah rolling her eyes. They both jump when Meredith throws her silverware on her plate.

"That's it. We are not having family dinners when family is missing."

"Mom, she's missing it by choice," Sarah scoffs, clearly annoyed.

"Choice or not, this isn't how this family works." Meredith starts grabbing everyone's plates as Sarah starts to protest. Her mother holds with a look that still manages to work, and Sarah knows better than to say anything more. When they reach Olivia's apartment her car isn't in its spot, but whether Meredith sees this or not doesn't matter. They all follow her silently up the stairs.

"Jeez, Mom, at least knock first," Jane says when Meredith pulls out a key. The last thing they need is to walk in on Ollie with a guy. Jane knocks loudly twice before reluctantly stepping back beside Amy. She doesn't like what they're doing, unsettles by what's happening between Olivia and Sarah. Amy puts her arms around her as they cautiously enter the apartment behind Meredith barging in with purpose. Sarah makes no move to follow, huffing and rolling her eyes in the hall.

"Sarah," Meredith warns without ever turning around. Sarah appears in the doorway, arms folded tightly across her chest. Ignoring her mom, she takes her glare and sits on the couch.

"Olivia?" Meredith walks through the apartment calling for her daughter. Jane looks out the window, finding Olivia exactly where she thought she'd be. Cigarette in hand, she sits on her balcony with a look on her face that Jane doesn't recognize. Amy comes to see what she's looking at, Meredith behind them cleaning up, unaware that Olivia's actually home.

"Something's wrong," Jane whispers. "Ollie doesn't act like this." Amy sighs softly but says nothing. She turns to Sarah, still scowling on the couch. They catch each other's eyes, and Sarah's expression hardens.

"What is she out there moping?" Her sisters ignore her, but a few seconds later they watch as Sarah appears next to Olivia. Jane pulls the window open enough to hear.

"Dude, what exactly is your issue?"

Olivia flicks the cigarette away, just missing Sarah, who doesn't flinch. "I'm not talking about anything with you," she says coldly.

"Fuckin Christ, are you serious right now? You're gonna keep acting like this, have mom come over here all worried about you, about nothing - "

"I don't want to see you!" Olivia screams, jumping up to get in Sarah's face. Jane is the one that startles as Sarah stands her ground. She's never seen her sister like this, and her expression is no longer sarcastic and annoyed, but confused. She starts to back away, unsure of what's happening.

"Too bad," she says. "I want to know why you're so mad at me. What is it that I did?" Sarah's voice gives a little, surprising everyone. It's enough to soften Olivia because she takes a step back, her face falling.

"It's not - you didn't…do - " Olivia can't finish what she wants to say, and with a hand to her face, she collapses into the chair. Sarah rushes to join her, squeezing herself into the space with her distraught sister. She throws her arms around Olivia as she breaks down.

"Ollie," Sarah murmurs. "What's going on?"

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