I don’t know about you guys, but I am obsessed with Scandal. It comes back on tonight, and I am freaking out about what’s going to happen. Obviously, every episode is scandalous and intense and leaves me breathless or in tears.
Olivia Pope is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is fearless, strong and does not take crap from anyone. She is my spirit animal. I don’t condone having an affair, but other than that, Olivia Pope can do no wrong. She’s taught me a lot and here are some really important things everyone should learn from her.
Don’t let someone treat you badly because you deserve better.
Don’t make excuses for a crappy relationship or friendship. You deserve more than that. If someone isn’t putting in the effort for you, call them out on it.
Know your strengths.
Don’t let anyone take away your strengths or skills. You are good at what you do, and it’s not wrong to know that.
It’s okay to be scared.
No matter how strong you are, it’s okay to be scared and fall apart sometimes.
You’re never out of options.
You might not see all of the options right away, but you’re never out of them. You can always find a way to fix a situation.
Trust your intuition.
If your gut is telling you that something is wrong, it’s probably right. Trust yourself.
Don’t be afraid of confrontation.
It can be tough to confront people, but don’t be afraid of it. If you feel like you’re not getting answers you deserve, ask for them.
Stop and take it all in.
Life can get pretty hectic, and we forget to just breathe and appreciate the little things. Stop and take a look around. And a nice cup of coffee is always helpful.
Invest in a good jacket.
Olivia Pope wore a really cool jacket, so I bought a really cool jacket. Seriously, everyone needs a good jacket in their wardrobe. It will change your life.
Try new things.
Olivia Pope’s style is incredible. She just brought gloves back. Try some gloves. Wear a hat. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your style.
Know when to walk away.
I have a lot of trouble with this sometimes, but it’s important to know when to walk away. From relationships, friendships, arguments, etc.
Do you watch Scandal? What other lessons have you learned from Olivia Pope? Tell us in the comments!