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What Movie Character Do You Identify With?

Migraine Awareness Month #28: “Lights, Camera, Action.” Pick a movie character you can identify with, talk a bit about them and why you identify with them. 

In my short-lived legal career, I had two jobs in two very different types of environments. Both were horrifically bad. My first job was the boss who said this quote, which I know many of us hear so often! At that job, I would get home late and go straight to bed so I could get there early the next day. Every night, I’d fall asleep to the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” It helped me realize that there were other people working for power-hungry bullying bosses, and they were surviving.

Probably what I looked like, except in a suitThe main character is Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway. She had no interest in the fashion field, and she put up with more crap from her boss than most people probably would, but she was determined to use the job to help her further her career. Likewise, I really was not interested in the legal field (strange that I went to law school…), and I put up with WAY more bullying from my boss than a lot of other people would. I was determined to work long days and do whatever she demanded to try to get my next job.

Andy tossed her cell phone into the fountainI can so relate to the moment when Andy realizes she can take control of her own life. I started seeing a therapist last summer at a very low point in my life. I felt like I was stuck in a (second) job that I couldn’t stand, facing health problems I had no control over, and heading toward a career I despised. My therapist helped me realize there are always other options.

While I didn’t toss my Blackberry into the fountain like Andy did with her phone, I felt a similar sense of relief when I quit my second job. I realized I didn’t have to live this way, and there are always other options. Even though people probably thought she (and I) gave up a great opportunity, they didn’t have to live our lives.

What movie character do you relate to?

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com

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