There is something to be said for hitting the proverbial rock bottom. It’s kind of like getting another opportunity to start over, clean slate, etc. You have the chance to rebuild. Is it me? I think we’ve all been there in one way or the other? Am I right?
It’s always interesting the things that draw us back in and inspire us to get recharged. For me, it was a book. I’m not sure if it was the bright yellow cover or the “You are a bad ass” in big letters that drew me in. Words I hadn’t heard or told myself in a very long time. Whatever it was, it pulled me in from across the airport book store. I picked up this little guy and read it cover to cover in less than three days. I let a girlfriend borrow it and upon its return, read it again.
I’ve always rolled my eyes at self help books. My mother used to send me them in care packages and they would immediately get donated. As a non-believer it’s hard to be converted. As I said before, when you hit rock bottom it’s interesting what will you draw you in. Sometimes it’s religion, sometimes it’s Ben & Jerry’s, and this time it was, “You are a Bad Ass” by Jen Sincero. Two thumbs up. I mean any book that can get away with being snarky, funny, and use the “F” bomb repeatedly and still have my attention… total winner.
Whether you’re getting over an old flame (me), feeling stuck with work (also me), or wanting to jump start your life the way you really want it (definitely me), or maybe you’re just having a crap week. This is good. I promise.
You are a bad ass.
I am a bad ass.
We are bad asses.