One of my favorite TV series is Girls, a comedy-drama following the lives of four young women living in New York City. The series aired on HBO and the season finale aired on 16 April 2017. Hannah, the lead character on Girls played by Lena Dunham (who also happens to be creator of the show), grows up a lot during the six seasons of the show. The day after the finale aired, the New York Times wrote a review the episode. This quote just struck me and has stuck with me ever since:
“But she also — like all of us — will never stop becoming. Nothing stops being a struggle. No one stops growing up. You triumph and screw up, you succeed and backslide. You walk on, pantless and unbowed.”
Don’t let the pantless comment throw you—instead focus on the bigger message. We all screw up. Not matter how grown up we are. And, sometimes you may figuratively (and possibly literally) find yourself pantless. But you don’t bend, you walk on. With your head held high.
No matter what kind of day you are having, remember that you are constantly learning. You may have screwed up, had some successes, and your struggle is real. But, you are becoming. And at the end of the day that is a really good thing.