Aka my first quote.
“A lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people are busy doing”.- Shonda Rhimes.
I love Shonda Rhimes. I loved her since I started watching Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. Actually, I started with Scandal. But that’s not the point. She is one my icons… is that what people say now? Well, she’s my role model. The lady owns a fucking production company, is a single mother of three daughters, writes and produces and creates more than three tv-shows, and went to an Ivy school. Besides all her achievements, her personality is great. She is funny, she’s a feminist and she supports LGBT. Oh, and she gives the best speeches ever. Do I have to say more? This lady is fucking badass.
The first time I heard about her was on 9Gag. Believe it or not. I was scrolling on 9Gag, as always, wasting my time on gifs with kittens that are stuck in some box or another Nicholas Cage meme. You know the drill. Anyway, they posted a comic of this quote, except it was a bit longer. More like a story, because she said it at the Dartmouth Commence Speech thingy. But as usual, I clicked on it because I saw some black lady writing at a desk and I thought, oeh, a writer. Then I read it. This quote/speech comic thingy, and it changed my life.
At first I was like, wait who is this lady? Because what she said hit me like Miley’s wrecking ball hit the fucking wall. Thus I began my research of this mystery woman. I thought, if she was just some lady than I don’t really have to believe what she said. That if she was just some lady, the comic was just another bullshit comic that randomly appeared on the most bullshit site of the planet. But she wasn’t. She was this wonderful woman, well, as I have said before. And I then, finally followed her advice, because it was so true. I had never thought of dreaming that way. Because yeah, I admit, I was a dreamer. I was also a doer, but not really. I dreamt so much about being a doer I forgot that I actually wasn’t.
I dreamed about writing, and being a writer. But I rarely did anything. And then Shonda happened. So yeah, there’s that story. 6 months later, this blog came to life. And now, I’m trying to outline my newest project for the summer. Shonda, you rock!