"When I get sad, I just stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." - How I Met Your Mother


Thursday, February 5, 2009

How To Be Awesome...in 12 Steps

Getting started:

So, you want to be awesome? Sweet, you are well on your way since admitting that is the first step in the proverbial 12 step program of awesomeness. Below are the rest:

2. Know Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother..what up?!)
3. Burn or Hide your old yearbooks. A trip down "memory lane" is for sentimental shmucks; and you are not sentimental, you are awesome. Besides all your coolest memories have been preserved as permanent battle scars on either your body or outdoor sports equipment.

4. Have a close relative or friend(s) that lives somewhere sick. That way you can go there and be awesome for free (or at least really cheap). Plus you will have an excuse to post rad pictures in your office of you being awesome, "Oh, that, I was just visiting my best friend/brother/insert cool person here."

5. Travel as much as possible. Trips will add diversity to your innate awesomeness.

6. Adventure-fy your ride. Being ready at a moments whim for any excursion really makes all the difference.

7. Go outside. Explore. Nature is awesome. (Look at the cool friend I made at Mt. Rainier! See?! Awesome.)

8. Set goals for yourself. Both long term and daily on how you can elevate yourself to the next level of awesomeness. Example: Long term goal - Ski Patagonia, the Alps, New Zealand, Japan, the best of the US & Canada. Daily goal - Be awesome.

9. Always have good intentions...or at least a good explanation.

10. Be real.

11. Read. Lots. Literacy/knowledge is awesome.

12. Make up your own step. You don't need someone to tell you how to be awesome, you are already there!

1 comment:

  1. So. I'm doing pretty well since I already have you as my friend that lives somewhere sweet?! Now I just have to make my way out there!

    Miss youuu