"They say it’s all in the attitude and mine has changed. And I can tell this time it’s gonna last….. maybe even a week."
Ally McBeal has had a part in inspiring me to change my attitude. Or maybe she has just verbalized and reinforced my lately conceived philosophies. Although she had her twenty-something years in the 90s, her McBealisms still very much apply to the 24 year-old, single, working girl in 2011. *
"I've decided to make an adjustment in my social life. I've decided to juggle. Instead of waiting for Mr. Right. I'm gonna take chances on Mr. Not Likelies on the theory of who knows...And I would like you to be one of the balls I keep up in the air."
"I'm not looking for a lifetime. I'm looking for a fun Tuesday night."
"The real truth is I probably don’t want to be too happy, on content, because then what? I actually like the quest, the search, that’s the fun. The more lost you are the more you have to look forward to. What do you know, I’m having a great time and I don’t even know it."
"I think I need to believe that it works. Love. Couplehood. Partnerships. The idea that when people come together they stay together. I have to take that with me to bed every night, even if I'm going to bed alone. That's a McBealism."
To sum up... “Sometimes, when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing.”
So, just juggle.
*And yes Rachel, I know you have been there and done that (but I chose different quotations and a different angle)
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