That’s so Badass!
The term badass gets thrown around a lot. Badass Strength, Badass Workout, Badass Mama. I see many pictures of Badasses on social media: lifting, posing, competing, moming. All of that is fantastic. Badass moments are inspirational. I am talking about a breed of badass that extends beyond the moment. After the badass moment is over, how do we conduct ourselves?
In a world that is so fast-paced, self-absorbed, attempting-to-be-visually-perfect, we forget about the qualities of a 24/7 badass.
The Qualities of a 24/7 Badass
A badass apologizes when she is wrong. A badass asks for help. A badass does not whine. A badass does not hide behind her smile. A badass does not hide. She holds her head up high around her haters. A badass is OK with Pinterest fails. She posts them all the same. A badass forgives. A badass does not forget. A badass does not let it happen again.
A badass fails. A badass learns. A badass knows when to move on.
A badass is not perfect. A badass does not try to be perfect. Her imperfections are hers and she owns them. Most of the time. A badass has weak moments. A badass has tantrums. But, a badass tries to figure out why. A badass uses stress as a sign. A badass does not use stress as an excuse to lash out.
A badass does not have “the perfect body”. What is that anyway? A badass does not desire to look like Jennifer Aniston. A badass wants to look like herself. A badass does not talk about going to the gym. She goes to the gym. (Any workout space is a gym)
A badass does not need social media cheerleaders. She may have many of them because, well, she is a badass. But, A badass does not “need” anyone to tell her she is working hard.
A badass is not interested in a quick fix. A badass prefers a lifestyle of hard work.
A badass cares about people. A badass asks how her friends are doing. A badass listens. A badass does not get involved in gossip. A badass walks away. A badass reads a book instead. A magazine. A blog. Whatever. A badass does not find entertainment in others. A badass celebrates the stories of others.
A badass responds.
A badass does not make excuses. She does or she doesn’t.
A badass is not imprisoned by every “What if?”
Bad things happen to badasses. A badass may get knocked down. She may feel sorry for herself. It’s temporary. Badasses fight back. Badasses move forward.
A badass appreciates the “small things”: children sleeping, silence, Fridays, family time, pizza and wine.
A badass Gets it Done.
Am I a badass? No. I am a “Badass in progress”. I am badass enough to admit it.
Are you a badass?
Have Fabulous and Fit Badass Day