Because sometimes you just need to wear a crazy shirt! I’ve always been the type of person that wants to be different, not drink the same koolaide as everyone else and quite frankly, it’s both served me and hurt me at times. It’s ok though because I like to be different. I think there’s power in not doing the “norm”.
I believe we are all called to different things and I never want to look back on my life and wonder what I could have done if I had worried less about what others thought of me. Now, I am not talking about everyone when I say I don’t care, simply that I am only concerned with the ones that matter most to me. Those include Jesus, my husband, my children and a handful of those people closest to me.
What I have learned and now consider one of my strengths, is that I don’t care what the “masses” think of what I should or shouldn’t be doing. I have learned this (through many many painful trials) to not always listen to or care about the opinions of others. If I had, I would never had the experiences I have had. I would never have become a gymnast (even though I was overweight and nearly 12yrs old)… I would have never gone into the fitness industry (even though I didn’t look the part)…. I would have never auditioned for Turbo Jam (which was one of the best experiences of my life)… I would have never divorced an abusive man (because Christians don’t get divorced)… I would have never started an online business (because that will scare away all your family and friends)… and to be very honest I would have never gone to therapy (because that’s just for the weak or the crazy folk).
Those were all things I was told and truly believed myself UNTIL I decided NOT to listen to the negative thoughts in my head and what surrounded me. I encourage you today: be different, stand out, do what makes you feel awesome, even if others won’t agree with you.