Stop Whining and Find Something to Do
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Written by
Reese Ryan
January 2013
Contributor
Written by
Reese Ryan
January 2013

As we enter the last week of January 2013, I’m reminded that very soon one-twelfth of the year will be gone and I haven’t done a thing to inch one iota closer to achieving my dream of being a freelance writer for magazines. Commence the whining, and the doubt, and the flat out fear that I’m not good enough, that it’s too hard, that no-one will take me seriously.

Enter the Dowager Countess of Grantham. (Downton Abbey fans: Enough said. Everyone else: Go watch Downton Abbey now. Seriously.) With a gift for stating her opinions in poster-worthy soundbytes, she has provided just the motivation I need...

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  • Reese Ryan

    It's a fantastic show, Melissa. But be warned, one episode and you're hooked. The storyline, characters, and dialogue are some of the best on TV right now. The self-doubt is part of self-sabotage, which I am sometimes guilty of. It's something I continue to work out.

  • M. Kinnel

    For some reason I've never watched this show but I've heard good things about it. I'm going to have to check it out. 

    As far as you not being good enough, I'm sure you're way better than you think. Why else would you keep striving? Look at me trying to give advice. LOL! 

  • Reese Ryan

    I think my all-time favorite quote from her was when her son said, "I thought you didn't like him" and she says, "I have plenty of friends I don't like."

  • Candace Gray

    Indeed! Close to dowager age, I loved this scene. And the smirky little side glance from dear brother in law at the table!!