And you know what? It felt AWESOME.
As Emily D. described in her original post, an “Ice Queen” knows what she wants. She has unapologetically high personal/professional standards and sticks to her goals despite the naysayers that cross her path. This weekend I was at a definite crossroads and – I’m pleased to say – I refused to compromise. Now, after a fruitful year of zealous volunteerism, I’ve finally realized it might be time for me to take my head out of the clouds and embrace some healthy selfishness. After all, you’re never going to get what you want until you 1) truly believe you deserve it and 2) know how to ask for it.
Everyone should embrace their inner “Ice Queen” at one point or another. If (like me) you need some inspiration to step up your game, just take some advice from the real world and fictional experts…
Peggy Olson (the retro Ice Queen)
A character from AMC’s Mad Men, Peggy started out as a passive secretary, but quickly turned into an ambitious, uncompromising copywriter who gradually learned how to succeed in a room of over-boozed, skinny tie-wearing men.
Jane Eyre (the literary Ice Queen)
Her self-respect is the one thing she’s owned her whole life and she’ll never let it go…even if the man she loves asks her to.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.”