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@TMFproject I love reading your little gems! Keep them coming!
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@TMFproject sooooo looking forward to this!
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Automatic doors give me anxiety
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I know! It's entirely outlandish that I am, in fact, a very real person. Equally outlandish are the squishy little armpit rolls that stick out from my tank top—feel free to marvel at those, too. (Why couldn't I just get bunions? At least those don't make you pretend to *really* love cap sleeves.)
Then again, all of this is probably the reason why, ten years ago, a girl like me would start an edgy, foul-mouthed lifestyle blog called The Middle Finger Project® in the first place: because, for the love of vodka, life is HARD. It's hard and overwhelming and confusing and absolutely BRIMMING with a-holes trying to sell you boogers from the Dead Sea. But that doesn't mean you have to turn into someone who feels exactly like a mediocre midwestern white man who peaked during high school football.
You can (still) become whoever you want to. You can reinvent yourself entirely. You can become a woman who disobeys. And you can become 100% happier for all of it. #VIVALARESISTANCE)
I should know: I grew up crawling underneath our trailer, heating the pipes with a blow dryer and trying not to get my 1994 Spray Net bangs ruined. This was supposed to be my destiny: the daughter of a single mother with a clinically debilitating anxiety disorder.
I wasn't suppose to: (a) Go to college; (b) Get a master's degree; (c) Land a good-paying job in magazine advertising in the city; (d) Leave it all to go become a freelance writer; (e) Have my first $100K year; (f) Move to Santiago, Chile; (g) Make my first million UNITED STATES FRIGGIN' DOLLARS *faint*; (h) Get a book deal from the Leonardo DiCaprio of publishers, Penguin Random House—both in the U.S. and the U.K; (i) Design a dream home in Costa Rica; (j) Buy a brownstone in Philadelphia (in progress!); (k) Run confidence retreats for women in London; (l) Become a creative writing teacher; (m) Spend summers in Europe; (n) Take silversmithing classes in Scotland; (o) Support hundreds of thousands of women around the world in their creative journeys; (p) Write so many goddamn bullet points.
But I did. And I also started my own online column (hi!) and started writing about how the hell I did it—and how you can, too. Because straight up: we need more creatives to *create*. We need you to show up with your ideas. We need you to become a person you actually LIKE BEING.
The Middle Finger Project is about radical reinvention.
The Middle Finger Project is about choosing *you*.