Amy Poehler

image via  The Guardian

image via The Guardian

I want to be around people that do things.

I don't want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do.

I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.




I have a feeling I'll be quoting Amy Poehler often. Recently finished Yes Please and the book spoke to my soul in a very unexpected way. 

I've been familiar with the characters she's played on SNL, Parks & Rec, a cameo in Arrested Development and—to be honest—she seemed pretty one-dimensional. I was so f*cking wrong. 

She is so real. I couldn't really relate to her divorce or having kids, but I definitely relate to the struggle of finding yourself and your voice in a crowded room. She's a smart girl. And I appreciate what she's using her fame to stand for.

Her quote is a great reminder that you have the power to choose your company. I forget this easily. In fear of being disliked, I try to blend, to wallflower, to be palatable to all. As a result, I usually find myself in situations that don't serve me. Thank you Amy for reminding me that I'm in no way obligated to keep people or things that don't serve me in my life.

There have been times—by complete accident—I've crossed paths with some of the most interesting people. People who just fuel your soul by talking about what fuels theirs. Their energy is contagious.

This quote is a solid reminder that the world is filled with people—both shitty and not shitty. Spend your time and effort with the not-shitty.

Lessa Chung