Okay, so, when I originally I decided to start this blog, I thought I would write about (and make fun of) my multi-faceted technological ignorance(s) as I change careers. Poking fun at my technological mishaps (and the retardical thoughts that run rampant through my brain) helps me cope (and using made up words like “retardical” helps, too). But, as I write, I’m finding myself compelled to go beyond my tech tard-ness into other kinds of tard-ness.
To be honest, I’ve spent a significant amount of my life letting my flaws (tard-ness) make me feel like a complete loser.
I’ve watched my close friends and family members have families and become successful doctors, engineers, and other respected professionals. I, in turn, am a childless woman in my 30’s who continues to give Amy-made magic macaroni tambourines for Christmas, cries uncontrollably at Hallmark movies, and repeatedly misuses the semicolon. So, at this point, I figure I have 2 choices:
1. I could keep feeling like a failure at life, and maybe go out and lose at some more stuff. I could add to the “Amy is a loser” pile of thoughts that have accumulated in my head…
2. I could become a TOTAL BAD ASS and not let the trials of life get me down. I could learn from my failures and push through anyway, even when it sucks. I could forcibly brand the proper use of the semicolon into my brain, and make buddies with life (and maybe use metaphors like “make buddies with life” more often).
A badass isn’t someone who wears ripped leather jackets (although, I have tried that), a badass isn’t someone who breaks stuff to look tough (tried that, too), and a badass isn’t someone who fights for the fun of fighting. That’s the definition of a poser. Being a badass is completely different.
Unspoken Rules of Being Badass:
1. First rule of being a badass. A badass does not talk about being a badass. Period. (Umm…except for blogging about being a badass…that’s totally okay).
2. Second rule of being a badass, a badass does not try to be a badass or look tough. A badass simply is a badass.
3. A badass stays true to themselves, always. This means being themselves for themselves, and not being fake to impress others.
4. A badass does not give up. Badasses will always push themselves for the better, no matter how hard it gets.
5. A badass is not a jerk. A badass does not prey on the weak, and shows kindness in return to those who are kind.
6. A badass knows his/her limits. Don’t be stupid, you’ll die if you jump off a building.
7. A badass does not make enemies or go looking for fights. They do not get into fights that aren’t worth fighting either.
So…I’m thinking I’ll go with option #2. Yeah, #2 sounds good. What do you think?
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P.S. Sorry I used the word “ASS”, mom. Something about “Bad Butt” didn’t sound right.