**This post is sponsored by USA Network but all opinions shared are my own. **
Everyone wants something out of life; a great job, a family, amazing friends, or to be the boss babe of your own empire. I’ve always had a desire to be the queen of the blogging scene and catching up on season one of USA Network’s hottest show, Queen of the South, brought back memories of when I began my blogging business. While I’m not on top of the throne, I’ve covered a lot of ground. On my days off, I kick my feet up and turn into the “Queen of Chill”.
If you haven’t already, you need to tune into Queen of the South! After the first episode, I was completely hooked and I couldn’t stop watching. Season one is already on Netflix, so you have a chance to catch up. Season two is already airing on USA Network every Thursday at 10PM/9c. If you’re looking for a good show to get lost in, this is the one for you. Whenever I tune into the show, I always have to get comfortable on my living room couch or in my bedroom, surrounded by my favorite cheeses, cured meats, and a glass of Rosé. There’s no way you watch the story of a woman’s rise to becoming a Queenpin without snacks that make you feel like a Queenpin too.
After watching the first episode, I was instantly hooked on this show! I’ve realized that I have a lot of similarities with Teresa, the main character in Queen of the South. Her entire journey began while she was working for someone who didn’t appreciate her at all. When I began my career after I graduated college, I began working for a company where I didn’t feel appreciated. I quickly learned that in situations like that, you must find the silver lining. The silver lining will always come in a moment of weakness, when you feel like you have nowhere else to go. For Teresa, the comforts of her life were ripped from under her and she had to find a way to survive in her new reality. My life situations aren’t as dangerous but the moment I decided to quit my job with no other job or source of income, I had to make a big decision; my decision was to hustle. I wanted to make my blog a prominent voice in the Philadelphia bloggersphere. For 3 months, I dedicated long nights and early mornings to building The Fashion Analyst blog. There were times when I wanted to give up but to be the boss, you must do things that you don’t feel like doing.
I can’t tell you how many relatable nuggets of advice that were sprinkled throughout the different episodes. This show reminds me that nothing you want out of life comes easily. You’ll have to face some obstacles that look impossible but just know that with hard work, determination, and a no-nonsense attitude, you can build and reign your own kingdom. As a self proclaimed “Lirio de los Valles” which means Lilly of the Valley, a flower that blooms in the shade – I understand that growing, blossoming, and thriving in dark or difficult situations is an eerily beautiful part of life. When things get tough, don’t allow those moments to define you, learn and mature from them. Bloom into the super bad, boss babe you knew you were destined to become.
I hope that you all take the time out to get inspired while watching Queen of the South. If you’ve checked out the show, let me know how much you’ve enjoyed it in the comments below! What were some of your favorite scenes? If this is your first time hearing about Queen of the South on USA Network, I’ve included the trailer below.
Njeri is a lifestyle blogger with a focus in all things beauty and fashion. Her expertise also includes event corresponding, brand consulting, and encouraging people to find happiness by living their truths.