Blair Waldorf was Right about Everything— Except Maybe Headbands
Alright, it may be dramatic to dedicate a post to Blair Waldorf, but I’m serious. She was —and still is— more than just a character to me. I remember sitting on my living room couch pouring myself into the utterly over-the-top drama that is Gossip Girl for the first time and deciding Blair was the baddest bitch I’ve ever seen (real or fictional).
I couldn’t help but to relate to her struggles in finding her identity, dealing with the ups and downs of a rollercoaster of a relationship and the never-ending journey in bettering herself — we’re also both ENTJ Scorpios (lol). But even when dealing with drama only fit of a CW show, she remained poised, confident and passionate, and that, my friends, is a true girlboss.
Read on for the five lessons Blair Waldorf was absolutely right about.
1. It’s not me, it’s you.
This isn’t to say it’s not important to admit fault when need be; but often times, we’re so quick to want to solve an issue that many of us blame ourselves. When in reality, there’s a million and one outside factors that could be at play.
2. Never stop believing you’ll come out on top.
The world can throw you curveballs, but you have to keep swinging. Whenever I set a lofty goal for myself, I always think, “Why not me? Why can’t I be the one to make it happen?”. Dream on.
3. Make yourself happy and the rest will follow.
4. You can’t change someone.
Too many of us learn this the hard way. Become the best version of yourself and find someone who can match it. It really should be as simple as that.
5. Not everyone is you.
People may not always understand you, and that’s okay. That’s what makes you unique. Not everyone was meant to have a place in your life. It’s a waste of energy to force a friendship, career, relationship, etc.