If you’re looking for a great role model in this day and age, look no further than Leslie Knope. Who is Leslie Knope you ask? Well, she’s the hilariously dedicated, yet loving and inspiring lead character of the hit show Parks and Recreation. You’re missing out if you haven’t seen it. Leslie is the Deputy Director of the Parks Department in the wacky town of Pawnee Indiana and works tirelessly to make the lives of all Pawneeans just a little bit better – even if they don’t always appreciate the help.
So here are 10 reasons why we should all be a little more like Leslie Knope.
1. she knows the importance of female friendship
Leslie always makes time for her girlfriends. She even termed February 13 ‘Galentine’s Day’ and spends it with all the women in her life. A day of ladies celebrating ladies.
2. she knows what’s important in life
Like waffles – and that work comes third.
3. She’s fierce
She’s super competitive and isn’t afraid to take on a challenge.
4. She works hard
She works so hard and gets bored even thinking about not doing anything.
5. She always gives the perfect presents
Ben’s face just says it all.
6. she’s not afraid to be nerdy
She’s super organised and loves jammin’ on her planner
7. she believes in herself
She has a long list of her own role models – and she’s on her own wall of inspiring women!
8. does anything for her friends
She supports her friends in in everything they do.
9. she stands up for women
She’s a feminist and loves to prove that women can do anything.
10. she knows how to have fun
Who doesn’t love a good dance party?