You are weird. You are awkward. You are crazy. You are loud. But most importantly, you are you! Take these as compliments, with a giant smile on your face and say “Thank you, at least I’m not normal.”😁
So many times society tries to make us feel as though we are less than. They make it seem like we don’t belong just because we are unwilling to conform to the usual standards and maybe do things a little bit differently. Society tends to have a very narrow margin of safety (a new finance term I’ve been learning about 😉). Not wanting to accept a new view or a new flavour just to spice things up a little bit. A lot of that is rooted in fear of the unknown. And it is a very difficult thing to break through.
I am at that point in my life where I want to explore who I am, who I am capable of becoming. I think it is a little bit out of the ordinary because not a lot of people will understand, first of all. Secondly, a lot of those who I consider to be in my circle, they are just comfortable or seem that way and I don’t want to be just comfortable. In my opinion, comfortability is way more dangerous than taking a chance on something that has the potential of being great.
What I would like to say at this point in time, SKREW society! My greatest achievement so far for this year is moving out of the nest (yes, no longer living in a residence or a boarding school), putting on my wings and just flying, like an eagle or swan, obviously in line with the majestic-type birds 🦅🦢. Am I weird for trying something so new to me at such a crucial time of my life? Yes. Was I nervous? Yes. Like usual, did I second guess myself? Yes. Did I want to gather people to join me so that I feel safer or better? Yes. Did they come? No. But do I regret it? So far no, and I don’t think I will, because I am quite happy 😄. And I do get it quite often that people try to make me want to go back on my decision; I won’t let them, because I have the potential of become great at this part of my life.
So I don’t want to fit into what everyone else is doing, being comfortable. I want to stand out in my own thing, in my own way. Of course I try my best to be informed as much a possible, so let’s call it a “calculated risk.” I do not want anyone to hold me back. The only options are to show support or just walk away and let me be me.
I encourage everyone to take on their own leaps of faith, however big or small. Surround yourself with supporters, forget haters. Never fit in to conform. Keep standing out because you can. So just beware of your comfort zone and occasionally step out of it.
I guess what I’m saying, as I alway say, be #Royalty👑 through encouragement to be outstanding.