Thursday, January 1

Leading Lady Lis

Hi, my name is Lis and this is my new blog- "How to be the Leading Lady of Your Own Very Real Life."
So what is this blog about? It's about clever ways to make your life happier, healthier, and more elegant, even if you live in an old apartment, have never owned a fabulous car and definitely if you have never strolled down the red carpet.


How to be the Leading Lady of Your Own Very Real Life.

In the movie "The Holiday" (which is a fun movie by the way, so go check it out) Arthur says the following quote to Iris (Kate Winslet's character):

Arthur: Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend.
Iris: You're so right. You're supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for God's sake...the was brilliant. Brutal, but brilliant.

This quote really started me thinking about my life--which is decidedly less pathetic than Iris's--and about whether or not I was acting like the leading lady of my own life.

I thought about how I spend my time. I thought about the voice inside my head (everyone's got one you know--the one who tells you to go ahead and have one more chocolate chip cookie or that those jeans make your butt look like the Goodyear Blimp) and what it constantly tells me. I thought about how I treat myself physically and mentally.

And what did I decide after several weeks of serious self-reflection? I was definitely acting like "the best friend" instead of "the leading lady." I decided that I was not going to accept that from myself anymore!

"But," I said to myself, "I'm not Kate Winslet! I'm not Cameron Diaz! I don't have millions of dollars; in fact I don't even have thousands of dollars! How am I supposed to become Leading Lady material when I'm worrying about my next paycheck or when I'll have time to work-out or any number of "real life" things that distract me from becoming a Leading Lady?

Well, I haven't precisely answered that question yet, though I do have a few ideas. That's what this blog is all about--me finding the Leading Lady inside myself and, hopefully, helping others to do the same. I'm trying to stop accepting mediocrity from myself, because I deserve the best!
I'm ready to become the Leading Lady of My Own Very Real Life. Is anyone else?


Lindsey said...

LOVED this post. The Holiday is one of my favorite movies! You made me think about how I act and treat myself as well. Hmmm....

Leading Lady Lis said...

Glad you liked the post Lindsey- the Holiday is a fun movie! It's a strange thing to actually sit down and think about whether or not you're nice to yourself. I'm nice to other people and you are too, but that doesn't mean we're kind to ourselves. Something to think about, for sure.