That's what my strong willed daughter told me last night. Now I'm not sure what house she lives in, but I'm fairly certain I have never said that to her or anyone else.
I don't believe in fitting in. As a Christian, we are called to be salt and light to this dark world. Light stands out. I can't say that I'm the best at everything I do, but I do strive for excellence. I was 38-years-old when I started my blog, got my black belt in karate, truly launched my business, encouraged my husband to walk away from his job of 7 years, and really started working toward being debt free. All those things are totally not normal to do (especially start) when you're my age, so why would my daughter get the idea that I want her to fit in? We needed to revisit this idea.
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Who do I want her to fit in with? The other kids at school, she said. Nope. I want her to be a friend to kids at school, but not fit in.
Guess what my personal motto was when I was growing up. I have no idea, she said. Why be normal? Seriously. That's what I said. Well, who were your friends, Mom? (In other words, did anyone like you?) Some of them I still know and communicate with, but most I don't.
It's okay to "not be normal." I much prefer being and growing into who God made me to be. Normal is a facade. Normal isn't real. Who are you created to be? Now go be that person.
Make it a beautiful day, friends.