For those of you who are familiar with the movie classic, "Young Frankenstein," I like to refer to myself as "Abby Normal." I had a friend once who referred to normal as "a cycle on a dishwasher." It simply doesn’t exist. If we ask ourselves what normal is, can we really answer?
True story. I have red hair (or had, really; now it’s strawberry blond). People used to stare at me and focus on my hair color. It, the unique hair color, became who I was. Need…less to say, I despised it because I was different. I did everything I could to fit in, including acting like someone I wasn’t. All so I could blend in with society.
I’m all grown up now, though. At least I tell myself that. I’ve come to realize that our uniqueness is why we are here in the first place. Our individuality is what makes us most beneficial to everyone around us. If we consistently conform to be normal and fit in, we and everyone in our spectrum are not learning anything. If normal is a society standard, and we’ve grown up believing that A+B=C, why on earth would we want to deviate? Society very clearly tells us that normal is key, and in order to succeed, we need to follow a specific path.
But, really think about it. How many of us are truly happy following the path that society has laid out for us? How many of us attain what we have been promised since childhood (the job, kid, family, etc.) only to learn that it’s not everything it’s cracked up to be? Once we do have the money, the car, the career, the kids, do we feel complete? That’s normal – above normal. So, why do so many clients come to me wondering what more life has to offer?
What I can say is this:Accept who you are as you are and where you are in the present moment. The present is the only "time" that matters. WHO you are is valuable and necessary in the much bigger picture of life. WHAT you do is important in terms of how it affects those who surround you – including perfect strangers.
Accept your "abby-normality." Do what you love and what you love will come to you. Three-fold.
Sending unconditional love,Jess