When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear picture of who I was going to be when I grew up. Unlike most of my peers, I was more Nancy Drew than Laura Ingalls Wilder. (Actually, I was more Goldie Gold than Strawberry Shortcake, but I don't think most people would get the reference.) In my teen years, while my peers were dreaming of the prom and living their John Huges- inspired lives, I was dreaming of learning how to hotwire a car and fight. I never actually did any of those things, but my fantasy life tilted much more in the direction of "spy/ daredevil/ superhero" than it did to "wife/ mother/ teacher."
Then time passed and I went to college and I got pulled into a more traditional view of who I was supposed to be. I discovered the lure of conformity and the power of accolades. My kick-ass dreams slowly faded and were replaced by more mundane life choices. I got married. I had kids. I taught and I cooked and I even learned to sew...sort of. I'm happy with the choices I made, mostly and I'm proud of the life I've built. But now I'm staring 40 in the face and I'm wondering- is it too late for me to become the badass I'd always planned to be? Can a 40-ish mom have both- 'cause I'm absolutely not interested in ditching the life I have right now for this other. I just want both. I want to be badass mom, badass teacher, badass wife and badass...whatever.
So your welcome to follow along, chime in, add your .02 and even take a bit of the badass challenge yourself. There are a few rules, though.
1. Nothing illegal.
2. Nothing immoral.
3. My badass is my badass- no fair judging.
And that's about it. I'll keep you posted.