~ Maya Angelou
Are you trying to be normal? Do you try to act normal? Is normal what you are striving for? If so, then stop right there and let normal go please. There’s no need for you to strive for that any more because you’re better than normal! You’re more special than normal ~ you are more amazing than normal ~ because you are you!
You are unique, you are wonderful and you are a blessing to this world! It’s time to embrace YOU and stop the constant comparing in your head of yourself against what you consider normal ~ just let go!
It’s taken me a long time to shed the normal gene from my life and to embrace the specialness that is me. For you see, when I put myself up against what in my own thoughts I’ve decided is normalcy, I feel like I fail miserably. I simply do not measure up to society’s vision of normal. Nothing about me is normal ~ not even my age at diagnosis of breast cancer, the way I got it, what’s happened to me since I was diagnosed ~ simply put, none of it. I’ve been a rarity right from the start ~ but a rarity trying desperately to be normal.
Until recently, when I decided to stretch out of my comfort zone and embrace the ME that’s been itching to develop, to stretch and to shine! That girl has decided to embrace her uniqueness, her specialness and connect with others by showing herself, with all of her vulnerabilities, not caring if she’s accepted or not!
And in doing so, I’ve found happiness, fulfillment and connections far beyond my expectations! I’ve found self-love, peace within myself and a sense of tranquility in my world. I’ve let go of control, of what I’ve deemed normal and I’ve allowed myself and others to simply be themselves. To love and connect with them and to accept us all as we are! It’s being accomplished through baby steps, like everything else I do, but as I am a work in progress, so is the self-development! That’s what’s prompted Inner Hotshot University (IHU) ~ it’s in the power of being you that you accomplish great things!
I’m shining now for all to see ~ accept me or not ~ being myself is the new normal!
Is being “normal” — whatever that means to you — a good thing, or a bad thing? Neither?