Thursday, April 16, 2015

N - Normal

N Letter Nails clip artMy husband loves to tell me (or anyone else within hearing distance) that normal is just a setting on a dryer. He doesn't believe in being "normal" or that anyone is actually "normal".

That's hard for me as I spent most of my life trying to be the person I thought family, friends and society wanted me to be. Obviously, that person should be "normal".

As I've gotten older, I realize I have missed a lot of fun in life by not figuring out who I was and enjoying it. I never dressed up for Halloween, I never did anything that I thought might make me look silly, I never pushed the envelope.

Well no more "normal" for me!




13 comments:

  1. I also gave up normal when I left the U.S. Thought I was exceptional and brave. Then I got to Cuenca and there were so many of us that I felt normal again. I am searching for a new "not normal", not to be confused with "crazy".

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  2. Hi Donna,
    Your first mistake is trying to be what other people want you to be. You should always be your own individual and do what makes you feel good. Be the peg that sticks out and not the peg that gets put down with the others. A diamond that is like the others is still valuable and precious, but the one that is bigger, brighter and better then the others is more precious and is rare.

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  3. I pretty much gave up normal at age 50...loving it!

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  4. Ah yes, I am the product of being the oldest child of a working mother (she was an RN) back in the 50's. Took me many years to learn that lesson, been following it pretty much since age 50. Got a tattoo, stop coloring my hair, learned to ride a motorcycle, rode it solo through 42 states after my husband died, sold everything and lived/traveled full-time in a Class C motorhome...and now I live in Ecuador. LOL!

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  5. Aha! I love your husband's belief and attitude. Normal is boring. :D
    Oh yes, my Naughty post is your Normal post :D
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2015

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  6. Dale Bradley MorrisApril 16, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    You Go Froggie! and don't look back. ;-)

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  7. As an introverted, bipolar sufferer coming from a family of ... well, weirdness... I've never been normal. Hurrah for abnormal! :)

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  8. I just did one of those social media quizzes and came out as 100% weird.. I'm not sure I ever tried to 'fit in' which might explain a thing or two. Love the pic.

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  9. I've got the introverted part down, think I'll skip the bipolar though. Hugs!

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  10. Now why doesn't that surprise me? LOL!

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