I never wanted to be a Queen. I never wanted to be a Princess. I wanted to be an Emperor. I wanted to rule everything. I remember being a young child and someone asking me what I wanted to be. I replied with I wanted to be an Emperor. They told me I could be an Empress because that’s what females were. I told them no I wanted to be an Emperor because I wanted to rule over everything. They told me that Empresses can do that. I told them no because they wouldn’t fear me as much as they would if I were called an Emperor.
Even at a young age I knew that women were looked down on in positions of power. But, I also remember that person who was telling me that I could be an Empress didn’t tell me again that that’s what I would be called. They just looked at me and nodded their head.
I don’t think I’ve ever been told I couldn’t do something and I think that’s what drives most of the way I think. I wasn’t pushed and shoved into a structured life.
In high school we had finance. Where they told us we had to pick a job and search in the adds for a place to live and a car and do a budget. Everyone was picking ordinary jobs. When it came my time I went up there and said. “I became an MTV V-Jay. I live in New York in a beautiful penthouse and I have a driver.” I remember the teacher telling me that I was supposed to pick something normal and logical. I told her, whose to say I won’t be a V-Jay on TV? Whose to say that I won’t live an amazing life? You told us to budget and finance for the job we picked. I did. She said well you can’t afford a penthouse in New York even on a TV Show hosts salary. I quipped back. ”Yes I can. It’s rent controlled and I also write novels under a pen name that are on the best seller. I’m living my dream.” That shut her up.
So really, no one ever told me who I could or couldn’t be. And when they tried I calmly explained to them why I could.
Don’t ever let people tell you who you are or what you can be. Live your life. As long as you aren’t hurting others make yourself happy babies. Because in the end you are all you have.
Hill Inlet by Bruce Hood
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