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Saying Goodbye to “The Bold Type”


Writing this is very hard for me. This show has meant more to me than anyone will ever know. Without it, you would probably not be reading these words right now. For those who don’t know, The Bold Type is about three girls women(Jane Sloan, Sutton Brady, and Kat Edison) who work for Scarlet Magazine (like Cosmopolitan). The show starts out on Jane’s first day as a writer for the magazine, with Kat working for the social media department and Sutton as an assistant. It does have Melora Hardin (Jan Levinson) playing the Editor-In-Chief, Jacqueline Carlyle. The whole show just screams BOSS BABE!

With season five now coming to an end next week, and ending the show, I wanted to take this time to say my formal goodbyes. When this show aired, it was a time when my self-esteem was low and I had dreams that I thought well out of reach. I was a Junior in college and I dreamed of writing, but I feared being shut down or scrutinized for having such a fantasy. I turned on this show and the first episode left we with a strong sense of FOMO. Jane Sloan inspired me to finally take the plunge.

The next day I got to work on the very blog from which you are reading. I published my page and uploaded my first post that same week. I still had the fear of failure, but I pursued because dreams don’t happen if you don’t put in the work to achieve them. This show has taught me that it is okay to mess up, to fear failure, and to not have it all figured out. For me, this show has been watching these amazing women, only a few years older than me, doing what they can to get by and make their lives worth living.



To that end, it is time to say goodbye and I truly don’t know how. This show has always found ways of dealing with real issues and showing that friendship can cure anything. Next week is going to be insanely emotional; writing this article is emotional enough. But, I will conquer the episode the way I have conquered all the others; in my pajamas, in my bed, with a glass of wine to toast to the end of a truly spectacular inspiration.

Jane,

I don’t know if words can truly express my gratitude to you. You have inspired me through thick and thin. Your courage and grace have helped me to conquer the world one moment at a time. I have one of the most amazing side jobs as a Harry Potter Staff Editorialist for MuggleNet, and I would have never even pursued something like that without your incredible guidance. I have heard from people that they like to imagine the negative voices in their heads as funny cartoon characters voices. This make the idea seem silly and unimportant. I like to do the opposite, and with every negative comment, I hear your voice (as well as the other amazing female leads) giving me encouragement. Thank you for being my Scarlet Magazine and being like the big sister I never had.

Sincerely,

Me


The Bold Type can be streamed on Hulu.

Who is your favorite character and what shows have inspired you? I will be watching next week with a glass of wine in one hand and a box of tissues in the other. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe to my blog. I will see you next time! Thanks for reading!


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