#GirlBoss

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At some point in your life you may find yourself in the same situation as me: a senior in college who is very anxious to graduate, but a little scared of the real life just around the corner, waiting to test all my abilities and skills. If you ever encountered yourself in a life crisis similar to this one, just know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, at least there was one for Sophia Amoruso, the founder, CEO, and creative director of the popular shopping website Nasty Gal.
At 22, Sophia had dropped out of the community college she attended, was living with her step-aunt, and working at an art school swiping students’ ID’s for $13/hr. At that point things didn’t look too promising for Sophia, but her luck would take a turn for the better. While living this simple life, Amoruso opened an eBay account called Nasty Gal and started selling vintage clothes she would find while digging through thrift shops’ $5 bins or surfing the web. Her finds were surprisingly amazing, including designer items from Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. As Nasty Gal gained more followers on eBay, Sophia spent her free time shopping, styling, photographing, and shipping every product.

Eventually Sophia’s small vintage operation turned into a full apparel line web store. Just last year Nasty Gal sold $100 million of clothing and accessories, and what stated as a side job, turned into a successful brand, which is very active in social media, with Nasty Gal’s correlated blog and hashtags like #NastyGalsDoItBetter. Sophia Amoruso also wrote a book about her life called #GirlBoss.
This empowering example of finding yourself and doing what you love does put me to bed at night when questions about the future cloud my thoughts. As cheesy as it sounds, it is great to hear that no matter how lost you are you can still end up as a founder, CEO, and creative director of your own life if your work hard enough!
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