Read Receipts

Read Receipts :: Becoming a Badass


I’ve started making progress on Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass, and while I have not yet fully magicked into a Fierce Warrior Goddess of Positivity and Abundance, I can already tell that this book is going to have an impact.

In the freaking introduction, the author talks about change and success and general badassery being decisions one makes, and in that discussion quotes Anais Nin:

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Guys. This quote was a direct inspiration in the naming of this blog. The idea of the late-blooming flower, and the blind faith it sometimes takes to just let go and just be are big motivators in what I hope to accomplish, despite the roundabout ways I’ve taken, and likely will continue to take, to get there. Clearly Jen and I are meant to be besties. If you can hook that up, email me ay-sap.

Freaky coincidence aside, what I’ve read (and reread and highlighted and bookmarked) so far is definitely resonating with the path I’m setting myself on for the coming year. I’m looking forward to digging in further and really committing to this process.

Outside of devoting myself to this book fully, I’m trying to be less of a garbage human and drink more water. They (those bastards) say that you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day, and apparently the water used to make McDonald’s Coke doesn’t count, which is pretty much bullshit, but whatever.

In the same vein of being less garbagey, I made this sweeping statement that sounded suspiciously like a resolution that I would move my body more. I’ve never been a gym-rat, per se; and what I mean by that is that I don’t think I’ve ever really worked out in my entire life.


I KNOW, OKAY? So, while it’s probably a total set-up-for-failure to say that I’ll be working my ass off both figuratively and literally in 2019, I think it’s possible for me to commit to things like walking the dog more, giving yoga another chance (but seriously, fuck you and your mom, hot yoga), and maybe riding a bike. The littlest person in the house is getting to that bike-riding age, and come springtime, I think it would be setting a nice example if we could all maybe do that as a family. Plus, the other day I squatted down to get a can off the bottom shelf at a store, and it took me three tries to reverse-squat my way back upright, sooooo… yeah.

On that note, I’d like to flip the script, as the kids say – the kids do say that, right? Yeet the script? That sounds right. – and ask what goals, intentions, or even resolutions you the readers have set for yourselves in the coming months? Are you partaking in Dry January? No-Shave Nineteen (*raises both hands*)? Have you declared a Word of the Year? Is it “yeet”?

(Seriously, what is “yeet”?? Is it a noun, a verb? An expletive?? HELP ME I’M OLD.)

Let me know what you’re doing, or not doing this year. Let me know if I can support you! Let me know if there’s something you’d like to see me cover here on the blog!

Thanks, as always, for reading. I’m pretty excited about this new undertaking, and I can’t wait to see where all of these avenues of weirdness lead me. And I can’t wait to take you fellow weirdos with me.

*yeets positive vibes in your general direction*



6 thoughts on “Read Receipts :: Becoming a Badass”

  1. I know not what “yeet” means, but according to my spawn, you must “dab” whilst “yeeting.” So there’s that. We both saw how my dry January went yesterday. IT DIED A SWIFT DEATH. My goal this year is to foster the relationships with mah girls, and my kids want me to get a boyfriend. Not sure what they’re trying to say there, but they’ve decided I need me a man. I’m not sure if the wide-eyed emoji or the eyeroll would be more appropriate here. Time will tell.


  2. So happy you started this endeavor. I’m always a fan. I’d never even heard or read yeet but I’m even OLDER than you, so there’s that. I can google, however:

    Moving your body is MUCH easier if you trick yourself into doing it. What I mean is, find something FUN that you enjoy and it won’t feel like work. My case: aerial & swing dancing. I love them and they are great exercise, but they don’t FEEL like exercise. With the aerial, I definitely feel it the next day (SORE) but you get the idea. If you want to be a badass, you could always try pole. If wearing next to nothing with a bunch of strangers isn’t your thing, then maybe stick with aerial (trapeze, silks/tissue, lyra/hoop) as it is very comparable, workout wise.


  3. I have committed to documenting my weight loss journey. I’m hoping this will give me the motivation I need to stick to it be consistent. If I was as witty and clever as you, I’d start a blog, but I definitely don’t think I’m that talented LOL I do, however really enjoy reading your blog… So keep up the yeet work! Damn it… I know that wasn’t right… *Face palm*


  4. I am trying to be better than I was last year. Better food choices, more often. More water (UGH!). I also would like to move more, in order to create a routine. I also am going to be in more pictures with my kids, even if they hate it.

    You can do the movement thing, even just a walk around the block is more than nothing!


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