how to hustle

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They tell us all that we must hustle

In any way we can.

Make more money, work and have a hustle on the side.

Put yourself out into the world,

Don’t waste the time that you are given

And most of all remember that

A person with no loud ambition

May as well be dead.

I swing between wanting to be a raging success and then ten minutes later I want nothing more than to never leave my house and just spend the rest of my life crocheting blankets and watching boxsets.

But society always seems to scream at us that we need to be hustling (whatever the fuck that might mean). I think that it involves putting yourself out there to make money and be that raging success that I sometimes want to be.

But does anyone actually know how one is supposed to put herself out there? Do I go to London and knock on doors? DO I become extremely vocal on Twitter? Or do I just keep plodding onwards and hope for that lucky break?

It seems even harder if you are a bit of a quiet and anxious person (hi there, that might be me) and I’m just becoming a little bit curious as to how I’m supposed to be this ambitious girl boss?

I don’t even think I really want to be a girl boss because my nervous disposition means that I need to take regular breaks. I’m thinking that once again, I don’t fit into one of those perfect boxes that we are forced to squeeze into.

At least Bridgerton has just been released on Netflix so I can just be unambitious on my sofa for the next few days.

Much Love

Rachel xx

6 thoughts on “how to hustle

  1. Margot Kinberg

    You’re not alone. There’s a myth that we need to get ‘out there’ and push ahead. But that can be unhealthy. It’s much healthier, I think, to go at your own pace. You are making your mark in your way. That’s what matters.

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