Monday, May 16, 2011

Friend Making Monday

So, my best friend over at Totally the Turtle participates in a Friend Making Monday post almost every week, unless she does a Monday Motivation.

This whole Friend Making Monday seems interesting to me.  So this week I read the original post by Kenz and found out that most of the time it is all about 5-10 items about yourself to get people to know you.  Well here is the thing, I was going to do this post today but I can't think of 5 things that make me awesome!  Sure I am loyal, hard working, handsome (yep i went there) and the list goes on, but does that make me awesome? This is not a pity party, but how would you define awesome?

I define it as a person that is willing to put their life on the line for others, gives out of need instead of wealth, sacrifices for others, is determined to finish things that they have started, and the list goes on.

Do I think I am awesome, maybe, but I know I could do so much more than I do now.

So, want to participate?  Just tell me why you are either awesome or an area you strive to be awesome at and post a link to your blog post in the comments section!

Oh and come back soon......I have a free give away planned AND a guest blog post by Kurt over at Becoming an Ironman.


  1. Well I don't have 5, but one of the cool things I like to do is random acts of kindness (specially to strangers). Then I try not to tell anyone I did them because then it would seem like bragging.

  2. I am awesome because I laugh at myself all the time--I mix up words and phrases, I drop things, I get confused or feel awkward, or I come in last during a swim meet. I laugh about all this stuff. It puts the people around me at ease, since they can see that it is OK to make mistakes. Of course, I'm laughing right now at my oddity in thinking this trait is awesome. Laughing at one's self is an act of humility, so it is odd that I would call myself awesome because of my humility.

  3. Awesome, eh? I guess the only thing that would make me awesome is trying to be anything and everything to my family. They sacrificed a solid year of me out training anywhere from 2 - 7 hours a day so that I could do an Ironman. Now I am enjoying the payback, making sure that I coach my daughters teams, participate in my daughters dance recital, do more to help my wife out around the house, etc. I think I am much less selfish now and I suppose that makes me somewhat awesome.

  4. Is it awesome that one of my favorite things about training and competing is that it inspires my kids to do the same? I love knowing they are driven to do things their friends would never even consider. Check out the awesomeness at

  5. I'm not sure I'd consider myself awesome at anything, but I've got a lot of things I'm working to get better at. My main focus for the last 17 months has been making myself happy. I can't say I'm always great at that either, but it's my main focus and it's something I'm getting better at slowly.