NORMAL.......Do you Really want to be Normal?

BEING NORMAL…..I don’t want to be…..

I am so glad I am not “normal….” For normal to me embraces most people….and truly I don’t want to be like most people….never did….never was…..I simply want to be ME….and the ME I am I simply love…..This me has never quite lived the normal life one is supposed to live……Most normal people simply don’t seem all that happy to me….for they are busy trying to be “normal…”

Most people do not pursue their dreams….Instead they pursue the status quo…..2 kids, a suburban house, 2 cars, a dog….and eventually a divorce……To do the whole thing over again with blended families and lots of additional problems…..I am not saying anything pro or con towards divorce and how others live their lives….but I simply don’t want the status quo…..I want to create my own life just like I want it to be.

My life sort of has been lived backwards….I did a lot of things older people do when I was younger….….I moved to Europe and lived there and traveled all over….except I did it by car and not by tour bus…..I learned to speak different languages by self-teaching……I moved away early on from my hometown to pursue a life in Hollywood….I may not have become a star but I sure had a lot of fun….I got to do bit parts in TV shows and meet many of the big stars…It was all fun…..while everyone was busy being normal…..Once I even set out to move to one place and ended up living in another….Boy was that ever an adventure……..

When I got bored with where I was living….I moved on to some place I had not been before….I tried new restaurants rather than the same old same old……Made new friends that held common interests rather than stick to what was familiar….Tried new flavors of ice cream…..I wore my hair big and skirts short even when they were out of fashion…..I even wore platform shoes long after they went out of style….I had so much more fun being me…. Rather than being normal….I think most of my normal friends envied me.......

I remember writing letters to my normal friends…..Seeing how their lives were turning out so normal……I think they secretively envied me because my life was so not normal, but I was having fun pursuing my dreams even though that was not the conventional way……I had friends who took normal jobs and did normal things each day like go to jobs they didn’t like…day in and day out….while my jobs may not have paid a lot but I loved them….

So yes, normal may be right for a lot of people…..and there are some of us who prefer to beat to our own drum….and dance to our own dance….I always say to each his own…..So if you want to be normal I applaud you….but don’t expect me to join you anytime soon…

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