I stumbled across this post when I googled “how to be totally fucking awesome” I really liked what you wrote and how you wrote it 🙂 When my own awesomeness-based website is ready to go live I hope I can invite you to write a guest post or some other contribution. That would be cool 🙂 Yeah, and get this shit – tomorrow I’m going to run my very first competitive running race just because I thought running would be awesome to do. I trained and now I can run, which is something I could never ever do before, even when I was a kid. It wasn’t easy, but now I just feel like I fucking own. I look in the mirror and say to myself, “holy shit, I can’t believe I look like that!” I just signed up to roller derby too. I’m 41. It took a long time for my awesomeness to grow in, but cos shit went sideways so many times, it taught me how to use that bad stuff to make my life amazing. I believe that awesomeness can be compounded (like bank interest). It’s the result of doing little incremental things on a daily basis, and not just doing them, but stopping to think about them (staying in the moment). With each success, your confidence grows and you can build on that until your Awesomeness Account sees you doing shit you never believed possible. The Aussie hip hop band Bliss n Eso has had a really big influence on my life. Their lyrics are nothing but positive and empowering. I will share the shit out of your blog. Rock on.
This past Saturday June 18th, I had the joy of marching in the 34th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, in none other than a hand knit mermaid costume! This is the biggest Art Parade in the nation, where over 3,000 people come out dressed as mermaids and other sea inspired creatures, and hundreds of thousands of people come to watch! I am always blown away by the creative visions people have for this event – everyone’s take is so different! The coolest part is that almost all of the marchers make their own costumes (though I think I’m the only one who knitted mine 😉 )