By Danielle Gorman
Every girl needs a few role models to base her life off of; she needs the type of women that inspire, engage, and try to change the world in their own little (or big) ways.
The only problem is the volume of women in the world—how on earth can you choose? I wrote down categories of inspiration to help me decide: Family, Humor, Writing Skills, and Life. Where one woman inspires my writing, another may inspire my humor and happiness. Of course, the list can be fairly fluid—you might have women that fit in multiple categories.
Here is how I arranged mine. Here are the 4 women that give me #LifeGoals:
If you haven’t heard of Chewbacca Mom, watch this first.
Chewbacca Mom, a.k.a. Candace Payne, bought herself a Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s and uploaded a video to Facebook so her friends and family could see that the mask was hers, not her children’s. Within hours she had thousands of views, and the numbers just kept growing. Because she has become a viral sensation, she has been given gifts, scholarships for her family, and appearances on talk shows. In all of the chaos, she has been grateful and incredibly cheerful. She finds humor in the situation that one video has brought her, and for that she gives me #HumorGoals.
Author of several bestselling series’ (Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, Embassy Row), Carter is my inspiration for the type of novel writer I would like to become and gives me some serious #WriterGoals. She’s down-to-earth, relatable, and writes engaging content you can’t put down. I’ve known for a decade that I wanted to be just like her. Witty and humorous, and oh-so-talented with character development and plot. When she visited my city for a reading/book signing event, I couldn’t help but take the chance to meet her!
If you’re a writer who is struggling, then check out her advice on how to not let the biggest road block keep you down here: Dirty Water
Check out the first Gallagher Girl novel here: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
If you ever plan to follow a travel blogger, you’ve got to follow Adventurous Kate. She’s made it her mission to visit every UNESCO World Heritage site in the world. So far, she’s visited over a hundred out of the nearly thousand sites, so she’s well on her way! Her blog claims the following:
“At age 26, I quit my job to travel the world alone. I spent six fantastic months in Southeast Asia and turned my travel blog into a full-time business. Today, I travel full-time, going anywhere that sounds wacky or beautiful or interesting. My goal is to show YOU how you can travel the world on your own -- easily, safely, and adventurously.”
She highlights beautiful destinations around the world while teaching safety tips and fun anecdotes of people she meets. If you want to know what it’s like traveling to a particular country, odds are Kate has been there and will give you some wonderful tips and #TravelGoals.
Check out Adventurous Kate’s website here.
Kate Middleton, now Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, should give everyone in the world #FamilyGoals. She married into royalty, and now the whole of her life is on display—or it would be, if she wasn’t so awesome and keeping the balance between sharing certain things with the public and keeping certain things private.
Take, for example, her children. Little Prince George and Princess Charlotte are lucky to have a mum who doesn’t shove them in the limelight. Kate does things on her own terms. We don’t see pictures of the kids unless Kate and Will release them to the public, and for that I commend them. The average person would let the fame, fortune, and recognition go to their heads—not Kate. She stands strong and protects the privacy of her family.
And how can you not also love her killer fashion style?
There you have it! Four amazing women who give me #LifeGoals. Do you have any ladies who inspire you? Let us know!