That’s one of my favorite “get over it” quotes of all time, and, of course, it’s from one of the original Rich Bitches: the playwright, author, and divorcée Nora Ephron.
After she famously split from her husband, journalist Carl Bernstein (as in the Woodward & Bernstein duo that broke the Watergate scandal), in 1983, Nora rebelled against the traditional idea about divorce that “you were just supposed to curl up into a ball and move to Connecticut.” Instead, she turned her despair into prose, writing several wildly successful novels and memoirs (including Heartburn, about her divorce), as well as writing screenplays and directing movies that have become classics (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle…oh you know, small films like those). She even founded the Divorce section of the Huffington Post. Channeling her heartbreak into hard work rewarded her in other ways, as well. She met someone and happily remarried.
Following in her footsteps, this week we’re learning how to recover financially after divorce with this 8-step boot camp; it will get your money booty into shape in no time! And then we’re going to take a long hard look at your dreams, and what you can do NOW to make them a reality.
The point here is that sometimes in life, things are going to be tough. But focus on you and on building your career and your dreams, and good things can (and will!) follow. A true Rich Bitch is the heroine of her own life, no matter what.