The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been an absolutely fabulous show to binge on the last few days.
So fabulous, that in bed last night, it distracted me from the time change as we left the year 2018 and entered the year 2019.
Must be pretty addicting if it distracted me from celebrating such a momentous occasion!
What’s not to love though?
The costumes, the music, the sets, the humor.
It’s such a nice, airy, funny, feminine show that follows a gal’s journey as she discovers her hidden talent at stand up comedy, during a sexist time in American history.
So, like, today?
Anyhow, this particular show got me to thinking about my own personal journey.
Not into stand up comedy, but a journey that involves following my own dream.
I see myself a lot in Midge.
Not in a divorced, living in New York City, posting up at nightclubs talking about sex and Jewish traditions kind of way, but in a storytelling sense.
Midge’s comedic routines are stories about her relationships: with her parents, her friends, her ex-husband, her work, and herself.
And much like Midge, my content also comes from my relationships: with my parents, my friends, my non-existent ex-husband, my work, and myself.
Watching this particular show during the transition into the new year got me to thinking about what I hoped to obtain in 2019.
2018 was great, don’t get me wrong, but it was definitely a year of making mistakes and growing from them. Now that I have the knowledge to know what I need to do in order to be happy, I’m looking forward to the near year with a newfound optimism.
I’m a single, soul-searching 23 year old woman who’s always been a single, soul-searching (not 23 year old) woman, but the thing that’s gonna really make the difference this year is my perspective on what that entails.
Now that I’m home, in a place that I’m happy in, I can start looking at the opportunity around me that I missed the last few years.
I’m learning to embrace my singledom, get comfortable with the woman I am, and I’m gonna follow my dream of editing my own magazine, whilst sharing my experiences with mu audience, much like Midge Maisel.
With that, I’ll tip my hat to you and look forward to the new year.
Like Midge says at the end of her set, thank you, and goodnight!