Country Star Jennifer Nettles On Knowing What You Want

“I think that we are so challenged as women to be everything, and do everything, and make it look easy. Also to speak our minds, but not be bitchy. All these things are, quite frankly, impossible to achieve. So knowing what we want — no, it doesn’t make us a bitch. It makes us know what we want, plain and simple.”

–Jennifer Nettles, star of the country duo Sugarland who recently released an awesome solo album, “That Girl,” is on the cover of this month’s Redbook. Inside, she shares the kind of candid insights and wisdom that make her my life dream BFF. For example: “It’s important to have an examined life — but it’s a fine line between having an examined life and being hypercritical of oneself. There has to be balance in there somewhere. I haven’t found it yet. When I do, I’ll let you know.” Jennifer, please call me so we can have coffee and go shopping and talk about the meaning of life. [Redbook]