You’re Awesome, I’m Awesome, We’re all Awesome

This week Kirsty gave us the prompt of ‘Social Faux Pas’.  I’m going to put a little bit of a spin on it.  Australians are kind of known for their tall poppy syndrome.  Anyone who is seen to be talking positively about themselves is called a big note, skite or full of themselves.  I want to turn that on it’s head.

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been thinking (aka stewing) about what the wank psychiatrist said about worth being about physical characteristics for women.  I already had a whinge about that here, but I want to take it one step further.  I want to talk about what I think makes me worthy as a person, and why I think I am a bit of alright.

  • I am a Mother, Daughter, Sister which are all very important roles.  They require love and  understanding.  These roles aren’t always easy but they are so worth it.
  • I have a brain and I know how to use it.  I may not know everything, but I know enough.
  • I have a roof of my head and provide a home for Mr 4.  We mightn’t have everything we want but we have everything we need.
  • I have friends who are beyond words awesome.  They take me warts and all.  For that I am always thankful.
  • I am a good friend.  I may not always have the intuition to sense what is going on but I will always be there for my friends.
  • I have a son who is the perfect mix of Paul and I.  He is impossible and ferocious but I hope that he never loses his spark.
  • I am a good mother.  I may not be doing the best every single day but one look at him and you can see that he is happy.

These are the things that I see as giving me worth.  These are measurable, tangible things.  These are things that I can change, that I work hard to be the best at.  This is what makes me awesome.

What makes you awesome?

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19 thoughts on “You’re Awesome, I’m Awesome, We’re all Awesome

  1. Lady Daa Doo

    What a great list of awesomeness. I think you’re awesome too. I’m awesome because I am very generous to my family and friends. I share what I have with those that I love.

  2. Katyberry

    What a fabulous take on Social Faux Pas. You are so right, no-one wants to be seen to be big noting themselves, so instead we underplay everything we achieve. And if that what you are always hearing yourself say, Oh, it’s nothing special, I’m just average mcaverage, then it is what you will start to believe.
    Yay for being able to see the brilliance in yourself, and not being afraid to share it xx

  3. JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter)

    Love this! We are all awesome in our own way. I’m pretty awesome at juggling. I manage being a wife, mum, step mum, retail business owner, social media coach, freelance writer, fiction writer, friend and house wife. Sure I drop the balls every now and then (okay… a lot of the time) but I really wouldn’t have it any other way. Awesome!

  4. Ness

    We already knew you were the Queen of Awesome, but glad to see that you realise it too. Those are all very good reasons. Mine would be very similar. Plus, surviving as a quiet, introverted Aspie in a society that values the opposite, isn’t always easy but I push on.

  5. Angela

    You are totally right. I often start to beat myself up about “not doing enough” for/with my boys. When you look at them though, I have 2 happy children who are (usually) reasonably well behaved but still have a lot of personality and are allowed to express it. I am doing a pretty good job.

  6. Rhonda C

    Yes, be grateful for what we have. Sometimes good to step back and check out our lives from the outside in and realise how much we are better off than others.

    I’m awesome because I can get back to being funny after a crisis?!? Quicker than I think I should, actually, hehe.

  7. Kim @ Spirited Mama

    Great post Tegan – all of those things ring true with me too – they’re the things that make me awesome but you know what rang out the most at the mo for me is being a good friend. Motherhood is difficult, rewarding, hairpulling and once you’re in there’s no escape but friendships, well, they are different and they take a different kind of work. I think when you have good friendships it’s a great reflection on yourself. Well done. Kimx

  8. Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    That is pretty bloody awesome. I don’t think we take enough time to sit down and think about how great we are. I’m always finding my faults and whinging about those. I’m going to take some time today and think about what makes me rock 🙂

  9. Lani

    That’s a whole lot of awesomeness and what is most awesome is that you see that about yourself. And whenever you doubt it or forget it, you can look at this post and be reminded.

    When I think of the difficulties faced by most of this sorry world of ours, I often wonder why it is that I am so lucky. And then I think perhaps it’s so I can have the opportunity to help others as much as possible. And that is pretty awesome too.

  10. Katrina

    Great post Tegan! I concur, you are indeed awesome.

    I’m awesome because like you I am a mother and a good one. I’m not perfect but everything I do is with their best interests in mind.

    Also because I genuinely want to see others successful and happy in life. It’s actually baffling to me that anyone would feel differently but I know many do. It’s sad to me that instead of seeing happy and successful people as inspiration or just being able to be happy for them, people think to try to drag them down or are jealous of them. Do. Not. Get. It.

  11. kirsty mackenzie

    Great post!!
    It is too easy to list all of our faults, thankyou for sharing with us what your ‘awesome factors’ are, and you are right about the psychiatrist, that word is the only one fit to describe him.

    1. Tegan Post author

      Yep it really is too easy to list our faults. Or to list the good qualities of another person before ourselves.

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