I GREW UP IN THE SAME TOWN AS SHONDA RHIMES

And that is the most inspirational thing I've learned lately
  1. The other day I found out @shondarhimes is from University Park, a tiny township thing next to Park Forest
  2. I grew up in Park Forest
  3. Shonda Rhimes went to the Catholic high school that my little Catholic grade school fed into
  4. Shonda Rhimes went to the same school as a bunch of my family and friends
  5. She probably ate ice cream at Zarlengo's and went to the same movie theater I did as a kid and used the same Metra stop to take the train into Chicago for special occasions
  6. Sometimes I doubt myself and my writing because I didn't grow up with a million connections to show business
  7. So even if I wrote a great pilot or screenplay or what have you, I'm just a girl from suburban Illinois
  8. BUT GUESS WHAT GUYS
  9. SHONDA RHIMES WAS JUST A GIRL FROM SUBURBAN ILLINOIS
  10. AND NOW SHE BASICALLY OWNS THE UNIVERSE
  11. so that's great news.