About Awesome

Welcome to 31DaysofAwesome.

The idea for this blog was born out of some events that occurred in my life that prompted me to take positive steps to re-center myself and bring me back to who I am.  The purpose of this project started with the premise to reconnect with yourself, live life and find the AWESOME in everyday.

Let me give some background on the principles.  The main theme here pertains to a term we use often and a lot of us are intimate with: STRESS.  Stress can result from a major traumatic incident, being overwhelmed by your to-do list, having difficulty at work or finding rifts within the close relationships that make up your life.

Where does stress come from?

Turns out stress was born with the cavemen (ancient ancestors if you will) who were habitually prepared to respond accordingly should any danger arise.  This response from the body includes readied nerves and muscle tightening.  The term coined for this response is “fight or flight” (self-explanatory).

Unfortunately, in today’s world, the “fight or flight” response is not as appropriate.  Fist fighting with your boss over a promotion is not advisable and neither is sprinting away from your office building mid-day…  Thus, it appears that we keep these natural responses inside, which brings me to my personal journey.

The foundation for this project really started a few years ago when I began to take proactive and positive steps to grieve for the loss of my mother.  At present it has turned into a way to reconnect with myself and stay balanced throughout other major life changes, small and large stresses and everyday issues we all face at work or school, with friends, boyfriends or family.

 

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42 thoughts on “About Awesome

    • I really enjoyed your post. Pretty inspiring yet simple. We create to do lists all the time of things that need to be done. Why not create a want to do list!!
      I lost my mother 2 years ago and it was devastating. Learning to live without her and my dad has been a journey. I completely relate to the need ro recentrr. It’s almost as if we struggle to keep our identity alive as their daughter yet strive to become who it is we really are destined to be outside of that warm web.
      Take care. And thanks for liking my blog

      • Mary Anne – thank you for your awesome comment. I’m honored that you were inspired! You explain the loss perfectly – even years later I am learning to incorporate the love of that warm web into my everyday life and continue on as I and she would want me to. I hope you create a want to do list!! – All the best

  1. Thank you for the blessing of the “like” on Shadows. I hope you are blessed by the posts there. I am sorry that you had to experience the loss of your mother but I find your site here to be simply awesome and inspiring.

      • Everyone grieves differently. My mom died 12/27/02 and every Christmas since I have grieved. Now that I’m getting eye shots every month to keep my vision loss at bay, I think this year will be different, but time will tell. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post.

      • Of course! I agree with you. I know now how important it is to allow yourself to grieve however is comfortable for you. I hope your eye sight gets better or in the least doesn’t get any worse 🙂

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you tell the events of the day – good or…less good… and manage to swing it around so that you can genuinely say “Awesome” at the end! What a wonderful life lesson!! I’m looking forward to reading more. (Also, thank you for the “like” on my blog, so I could follow you back to yours!)

  3. Thanks for liking my post with the video of the guy juggling and solving the Rubik’s cube. I though that was a lot of fun. I think I am going to like your blog a lot, I can tell already!

  4. I hope you’ve seen that I’ve nominated you for the liebester award. You were one of the first blogs I started to follow and actually I think you were the first to comment on my blog. Reading your blog really helped me form what I wanted to do with my own so I really wanted to include you in this nomination. If you didn’t get the notification you can look at it through the link below…
    http://asktheyoungprofessional.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/liebester-award/

  5. Thanks for checking out my blog (at just the right time). I’m going through some ‘stuff’ and I’m reading your blog for inspiration.

    • Wow you just made my day. Honestly. I understand what you mean and I hope you find the inspiration you need. The only thing I can say is… my aunt always says to me… life is like a zebra. If you’re having a hard time, just wait a few minutes and a white stripe should come along soon :). Keep your chin up!!

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