If there's one thing I know about myself, it's that I'm really good at faking it until I make it. I've always lived with a "get shit done" mantra, even when the odds seem to be stacked against me -- and sometimes, that's when I've found the most success.
Throughout my life, but especially during the past year (how?!) that I've lived in New York, I've realized that life is just an imperfect equation of being in the right place at the right time... and having the know-how to make the best of that "right place, right time" when it happens. From taking the risk to move to NYC for an (originally) unpaid internship, to working my butt off for a full-time role -- there was definitely a lot of faking it 'till I made it that got me to where I am today.
Just like Queen of the South's bad ass main character, Teresa Mendoza, I've learned over time that great power and potential come with a great deal of responsibilities. Watching Teresa's transformation during season 1 has seriously been so inspiring (talk about a productive Memorial Day Weekend!), and I can't wait to see where her ambitions take her in season 2 (premiering on USA Network June 8th!).
There have been a lot of recent changes at work lately, and though change is always difficult, I'm excited to take on the new opportunities that come in the wake of those changes. I'll definitely be channeling my inner Teresa as the summer progresses!
The biggest takeaway I can give you for now is to never let yourself hold yourself back. It sounds trivial, but you can be your own worst enemy! Find a healthy work-life balance for sure, but don't ever let your fear of failing prevent you from achieving greatness. When it comes to new experiences and goals, "yes!" truly can be more.
If you haven't caught up on season 1 yet, a Netflix binge-watching session is definitely in order -- and if you can't wait for season 2, click here for some exclusive previews!
What are you the#QueenOf? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to catch the season premiere of Queen of the South on June 8th at 10/9c on USA Network!
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