The Mindy Project is one TV show I can binge-watch over and over simply because it talks about love, life, and everything in between.

Mindy Lahiri, the protagonist of The Mindy Project is officially my spirit animal, for everything she is and everything she stands for.

Dear Mindy,

Thank you for showing me that there’s more to life than work and being great at it! You taught me that balance is key by living a life full of experiences, putting yourself out there, showing up for friends and family while being a brilliant and forthcoming OB-GYN. You created a place for yourself in the world and showed me that it’s okay to take up space while fully being yourself in loud colors, print on print, high heels, and all that glamour! You laughed at yourself and wore your vulnerability on your sleeve and that’s an act of insane bravery!

Thank you for teaching me to be more body positive and that there’s so much more to me than the shape of my body. I learned this by watching you embrace every part of yourself regardless of what people had to say about it. You supporting your mom in fulfilling her dreams is the kind of support we all need, regardless of how old we are and sometimes we forget that!

Your self-belief has motivated me to work on myself, to believe in who I am, what I do, and work on parts of me that I’m not too happy with. You prioritize yourself almost always and that was so inspiring to watch! When Danny was holding you back and gaslighting you for the kind of mom and partner you wanted to be, you left him and chose yourself. You showed us that love isn’t enough when it comes to sustaining relationships and it needs to be backed by support, understanding, and respect. You distanced yourself from Danny after you first broke up and that was so healthy for you! Thank you for helping me see that you don’t have to go back to the way it was just because they want to.

You’re so driven about work and you keep pushing yourself to do more while making sure you’re not burning out. You’ve made mistakes and learned from them, you’ve lived a life completely on your terms and it’s given me the courage to try and do the same. While most were chasing partners, you were chasing your dreams when you moved to San Fransisco for a fellowship.

I watched you grow over 6 seasons and each time I rewatch the series, it gives me a new perspective on life. Your journey of self-love has taught me more about love, life, and everything in between than real life has.

You found your lobster in the end, without having to compromise on who you are, and helped me find mine! More importantly, in choosing yourself each time, you helped me choose me too!

With love,
One Mindy to another

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