I've spent a lot of energy trying to #droptheball on unrealistic expectations of myself, but one of the things I still struggle with is the pressure to be positive. As a girl, I discovered I had the ability to uplift and inspire people. Now, I feel I have a responsibility to do so. But the recent news cycle has provoked so much frustration, anger, and sadness (the secret button under Matt Lauer's desk that allowed him to lock his office door?!) that I even stopped posting on social media a few days ago because I couldn't think of anything positive to say.
Someone else's words made a difference for me, though. After listening to this week's round of half-ass apologies by men consumed by power and ego, I was riveted by this video interview of Jay-Z. "You can't sacrifice others for your life [fame/fortune/success]. There's a karmic debt that has to be paid...People are chasing the white hot space. But at the end of the day we're gonna find out that it's not about the white hot space. It's about finding the truth." I hope so.