Wednesday, September 22, 2010
On Being Uncommon....
I have had this rolling around in my head for several days now. My Muse has been pushing me to write...to offer this up somehow. The idea that some how I don't always fit..that I am odd...that I am older than the other Moms, that I don't blend well. That somehow that is a not so ok thing to be..well different. But I didn't want to have it come off as being upset..although at first it felt uncomfortable. But like many things I have learned...uncomfortable is the first step to...figuring out a piece of me.
So I got to thinking about what it means to be different. I have never been one to follow like a sheep..I like to color outside the lines. I don't really follow fashion trends..I dress as I please. I did not have 2.5 children I had 5..from 6 all the way to 29. I married a younger man...yup,I was a cougar one time. I create what I love and what touches me..and tend to not follow the crowds in that area. Seriously at almost 50 I really like who I am! So why do I let other folks influence how I feel about myself. Why do I let other women make me feel less than...odd..unwelcome? Why indeed! Why do I let it bother me? Well..cause I am human I guess..I want to fit.
But here is the reality...I am not odd..I am uncommon. I don't look or act like every other woman out there. I don't want to be like every other woman out there! I have discovered something amazing here on the blogs....there are so many women who tell me the same thing...they feel weird...odd man out...third wheel. I hear this from amazing, beautiful, march to their own drum, wear what they want women. They create incredible things, offer support and love..they are what make the world a wonderful, delightful, colorful place to be! Ever single one of us has something amazing to offer...something uncommon ..if we are brave enough to allow ourselves to let our uncommon out!
So here is to each an every one of us ....every woman who chooses to be delightfully different! More power to you..and great big cheers from me!! Let Fly with being Uncommon!!