I'm a pusher.I push people.I pushed my husband into law school--that was a bust.I pushed myself into working three jobs.And now I'm gonna push you, because I know you're smarter than this
And no, she didn't mean a drug pusher. :)
(That joke makes a WHOLE lot more sense if you've seen the movie)
Anyway I was thinking about what she says there and I realized something: I'm a pusher too.
I pushed myself into graduating High School at 16, and then into starting college the same year. I pushed myself to get into USC--even though the odds were horrible--and pushed even harder to survive their intense film program. Now, I push myself to be the best writer, blogger, and wife I can be. And I don't think that's a bad thing.
Sure, I probably need to learn how to give myself a break every now and then (wow, I can actually HEAR my CPs shouting their agreement from here). But at the same time, that drive is what keeps me going when things get hard. And let's face it--getting published is not an easy dream to follow. It's a long, slow, often frustrating path littered with criticism and rejection and heartbreak. But I'm pressing forward. Because I'm a pusher.
So what about you guys. Any other pushers out there? How do you keep yourself going when you feel like giving up? (And feel free to fill the comments section with Mean Girls quotes. I <3 them!)