Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why we should all be more like Amy Schumer

Amy is SO cool for SO many reasons.

She's a comedienne who doesn't take people's shit, which she gets more of being a woman AND being pretty awesomely filthy. Her dad has MS and she's big into raising awareness about that.

In fact, the above quote is taken from her recent speech at the MS Foundation for Women's Gloria Awards and Gala.

Perhaps one of the greatest things we can learn from Amy is to be unapologetically US.

It's easy to get caught up in being perfect, whether that's for the general outside world, a community of people, or one other person.

But do we need to do this? Do we need to be anything other than who we are? And why don't we have jets?

All we need to do is to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. If that means we make filthy jokes or have a lot of sex or sleep in every day or meditate or play video games all night, so be it. If you're happy and achieving all you want to achieve - and not hurting others - you deserve your jet to do your thing.

I've talked a lot about how humor plays a role in my life. It releases endorphins, eases tension, and makes us happy. It is an incredibly important thing in the lives of many chronic illness sufferers, and I'm sure that Amy knows this with her father's issues.

I had a chance to go see Amy last week with Melissa of 710.9 and a few of her friends. I also recently saw Trainwreck. The amount of humor and hilariousness she brings to what she does is unparalleled.

If you're looking for more medical humor, join me on my MedX journey Sept 24-27! I'll be live tweeting the whole time so hit me up @kirstie_schultz, catch the live streams at the Medicine X website, and join in the conversations using the tag #MedX.

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