Just what does it mean to be a badass? The image of Rambo or The Rock might come to mind, but set that stereotype aside for a minute.
Can you be a badass if you have recently overcome shyness?
Are you a badass if you decide to feel the fear and do it anyway?
Is a badass someone who steps up to the plate and does the right thing?
How about the badass who has insurmountable challenges, but still manages to see the light in each day?
How about you? Are you a badass is some way? - No, not the Rambo/Rock way, but in the overcoming challenges way? In the embracing change even when you don’t know what’s coming next way? Or maybe you’re a new badass just finding your voice to (finally) stand in your truth way.
I consider myself a badass - but I mostly do it for myself. I don’t like to compare myself to the badassness of others (but I do). But, when I look deep within, I know, Holy Hell, I’ve come a long, long way from the girl who knew she wanted to do things differently to the woman who wanted to do it her own way (thanks Sinatra) , to the Crone who is still kicking ass and taking names as often as she can.
My life is all about pushing edges. I don’t know why, but I’ve needed to do that all of my life - it seems I am never done. I haven’t always enjoyed each path I’ve chosen, but I’m always grateful for the lessons each path has given.
Can I find other women my age who are pushing their boundaries more than I am - well, yes, if I look hard enough, they abound. But I don’t care to compare myself with anyone but the “me” I was yesterday.
We are living in an outstanding time to push the boundaries - from our self imposed limitations, to our social constructs. It’s time to give yourself credit for even reading this far, because if you have, YOU are a badass! If you’re only beginning and whatever age you are, you are still a badass, if you’re out slaying dragons, you are a badass. It’s time to give way to a new way of being….a Badass with a heart. Yeah, that’s what we are in all our Badass deliciousness.