The idea of finding you’re personal “Awesome” came from reading Jon Acuff’s book, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters. The idea of finding you’re personal form of “Awesome”is one what many find challenging. In Jon Acuff’s book he goes through the steps of finding awesome and how to fulfill a satisfying life. What does this have to do with relating to parenting? It lends itself to parenting because when you find awesome you are a more effective parent and person. I find the pursuit of Awesome is difficult road to travel. I have taken detours, exits, and found myself at many forks in the road on my journey. With the pressures from family, friends, and society finding your personal best is difficult. I am not sure I know yet what mine is. However, knowing that it is possible makes finding it easier. When figuring out awesome your children will explore their own version on along the way. My idea of awesome was to see my young ones grow up until they were kindergarten ready. I wanted to see each little giggle, step, and bad kid joke. My eldest sister’s ideal of awesome was finding the perfect job, raising kids, and having a loving husband. Figuring out your own awesome will help teach your children not to settle for as Jon Acuff says, “average”. So, make a list check it twice, take a class, read a book, and explore your inner workings. Jon Acuff’s book helped me understand how finding “awesome” makes your life better. I recommend picking it up at your bookstore or local library. Figure out awesome so it can rub off on everyone you touch.