Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Let Yourself Be Yourself
I have recently realized that I'm kind of strange. I'm not your average 31 year old.
For instance, I love to watch Mystery Diagnosis. It's my favorite show. That's just weird.
And I love country music and Christian pop. This really embarrasses my husband, who only listens to bands that no one else has yet discovered.
Also, when I'm at a party, I gravitate to the kiddie table. I'm just more comfortable with kids than with adults. Kids are more fun and more honest, and really, less work than making small talk.
But I somehow don't think that's normal.
And I'm okay with that. It makes me happy to just be myself. Not to worry about who thinks my favorite TV shows are strange, or that my Christian pop CDs are cheesy, or that it's odd I'd rather hang out with preschoolers than grown ups. When I turned 30, one of my friends told me, "Thirty means not having to explain yourself."
I like that. These days I'm just letting myself be myself.
By the way, I had my new speech kiddos at my new school create self-portraits, and I thought this would be a good post for showing them off. I just love how each one sort of shows a bit of each child's personality. (And just so you know, the scary Spock looking kiddo is actually a very non scary sweetheart...too funny!)
What have you embraced about your strange self lately?