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Welcome! I bet you’re wondering what the heck I mean by “The Friendly Badass”? Let me explain…

This whole thing started when I read the book “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero. Well, ok… I listened to it on audio tape, but if you haven’t read it yet, I strongly recommend it. Jen really knows how to lay it down – complete with an enjoyable amount of curse words! Her book is the reason I decided to start a blog.

As I was thinking of topics to write about – I mean really, who would be interested in reading anything I have to say? I began to think about all the badasses I know, and how they are out there killin’ it in life – in careers, relationships, education, family, adventuring – the list goes on and on!

Now, when I say badass, you are probably thinking something like a big dude in a leather jacket with a don’t f*ck with me attitude – that’s not what I’m talking about.

My definition of a Friendly Badass: (noun) a kind or thoughtful individual who lives their life in such a way that when others observe their specific brand of badassness, they exclaim “damn, they’re killin’ it!”, “what a boss!” or a different, but equally appreciative phrase; a competent and effective individual who improves the world by existing.

Here are a couple examples…

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My amazing Grandma, a Badass ahead of her time!
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My favorite badass, my husband Gene!
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Badass Rachelle!
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Badass Brittany!

 

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Left to Right: Badasses Janelle, Caitlin and Cearra (who is actually under the name “Badass” in my phone).

If you think about it, you are probably also surrounded by these Friendly Badasses. In this day and age we all have many different challenges, and yet I know so many Friendly Badasses- people who spend their time volunteering, climbing mountains, being single parents, obtaining advanced degrees, working full time – the list goes on, but it is all seriously badass stuff!

The goal is to showcase some of these amazing individuals, and share some of my brand of badassness in the hopes of building a giant group of Friendly Badasses! I plan to work on my photography skills along with my BFF Brittany, so you can expect posts complete with a ton of photos (in varying degrees of skillfulness), about weekend adventuring, eating, drinking and just general badassery!

Enjoy!

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