What I Learned From Parks & Recreation

So I just finished watching the final episode of Parks & Recreation. Despite the fact that it’s a comedy with fairly stupid humor (it’s freaking hilarious though), it had so much depth and meaning to it. There are a few things that I took away from this show, and I’m hoping that I can convey my thoughts accurately because right now they’re all jumbled up in my mind.


The first takeaway of this show is teamwork. In order to be successful, get ish done, heck just get through life, you’ve gotta have good people by your side. People that will support you no matter what, accept you at your worst, and call you out when you’re acting crazy. And when you all come together, you can make things happen and change people’s lives.


In the words of Britney Spears, “You wanna live fancy? Live in a big mansion? Party in France? You better work b****.” You may not want these things as mentioned in the song, but in order to make those dreams reality, you gotta work. Leslie Knope didn’t just sit around dreaming about what it would be like to be City Counselor or Governor… She worked her ass off to make those dreams that she wrote in her Kindergarten dream book a reality.


It’s hard, but you need to accept change. Even Ron freaking Swanson was able to be okay with all the changes that happened. I’m in a season of life right now where it seems like everything is changing, and a new chapter of my life is starting. It can be so overwhelming and scary because you have no idea what’s gonna happen next, but it’s also SO exciting. I’ve put my full trust in God because I know that His plans for my future are so much bigger, beneficial, and fulfilling than anything I could ever dream of.

If you haven’t hopped on the Parks & Rec train yet, I highly suggest doing so because it will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry. Or just cry.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for checking out the new wander abode!

xo Katie


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