Hi there, I’m Jen. Welcome!

I realized I wanted to start a blog when a friend asked me to write a recap about pizza (“Pizza Quest 2014” to be exact). What a great topic, right? I loved the experience (almost as much as I love pizza) of putting my thoughts down on “paper” and realized, “hey I might just be good at this, let’s do more.”

Here I am doing one of my favorite things.

Here I am doing one of my favorite things.

So I slapped some stuff together and started Bossy is the New Black. I chose that name because, well, I am actually very bossy, and I like to tell people what to do. Perfect! It was also around the time that the word “bossy” was getting knocked around in the media for being a bad word for women. And since I love bad words and I love being bossy, it was a great fit.

BITNB is a little bit of everything I enjoy: music, dogs, shopping, eating, drinking, venting and, of course, TV. I write about what is going on in my life and in the world around me at that time. Sometimes I’m shopping for cheap makeup at CVS, sometimes I’m marching with 40,000 of my closest friends in a women’s march, sometimes I haven’t left the house in 3 days because I need to catch up on 5 seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#truestory). You never know.

Anyway, back to “bossy:” After some internal reflection I realize that me telling people what to do isn’t really that cool. So instead, my mission is to encourage y’all out there to be a little bossier yourselves. Speak up for yourself more and do what you damn well please. You deserve it. (You can thank me later.)

So, in conclusion, the “moral of the story,” as they say, from me to you: get on out there and…BE THE BOSS OF YOU. Bossy is the New Black.

#bossyisthenewblack #bethebossofyou

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