“Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to, as your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you are instead of being who you are supposed to be. Do not apologize, do not explain yourself, do not ever feel less than, when you feel the need to explain and apologize for who you are, it means the voice inside you is telling you the wrong story. Wipe the slate clean and re-write it.” Shonda Rhimes. BY: ‘MANTSEBENG MAEPE
In her famous Ted Talk and book by the same name, ‘Year of Yes’ Shonda Rhimes chronicles how she spent a whole year, living out of her comfort zone. She decided to do everything that scared her most such as public speaking, acting and decided to say ‘Yes’ to everything in her life. She chronicles how saying ‘Yes’ changed her life tremendously.