I almost didn’t post this because really, who doesn’t want Amy Poehler as their best friend? There’s little originality to girl crushing on the comedic genius that is Amy Poehler. But when I came across this quote in my Instagram feed (posted by my talented blog buddy Becka Robinson) I couldn’t help but share this girl crush. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve been binging on Parks & Rec (I know, I’m late to the game) on Netflix and am inspired by Poehler’s character Leslie Knope’s work ethic, love for her less-than-glamorous hometown (I can relate), and unwavering enthusiasm.
So anyway, I saw this quote by Amy Poehler that seemed especially relevant after Monday’s post on being a lover:
“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” – Amy Poehler
It is so important for the creative community to support and uplift one another – especially women. This is very clear in Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s relationship (I love the stories Tina Fey shares about Amy Poehler in her memoir Bossy Pants.) The world is an abundant place and there is enough room for all of us to dream, create, support, and do. When we can encourage and inspire each other we’re not giving up our slice of the pie … we’re making the pie bigger.
Also, have you seen Amy Poehler’s webisode series Smart Girls? What’s not to love?
Who are you girl crushing on right now?