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Embrace your Weirdness

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My entire life, I’ve always had a variety of “weird” friends with unique personalities.  Theatre geeks, band and choir nerds, cheerleaders, circus performers, athletes, computer enthusiasts.  Although society may have judged them and classified them as “weird” for whatever reason, I never did.   I found people in each of these groups that were the most hilarious, loyal, and fun-to-be around people I had ever met.  I’m still friends with a lot of those people today.

I mean, what does the word weird even mean, really?  Every now and then I’ll turn on the television to find shows like My Strange Addiction or Wife Swap.  It amazes me how these people have found spouses that are equally obsessed with the same unusual passion that they have.  I don’t know about you, but it’s not every day that I meet someone who has a gingerbread obsession where they collect gingerbread figurines, stuffed animals, have gingerbread furniture, have a gingerbread doll that they take with them everywhere they go, and add gingerbread spice to ALL of their meals.  Yet, this particular lady has found a man that not only accepts her gingerbread addiction, but shares it with her.  How do these people find each other?!  I mean, seriously, they are so weird!

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out.” -Dr. Seuss

Truth is, we’re all a little weird.  We all have some sort of unusual quirks or untraditional qualities that make us weird to some, and absolutely captivating to others.  Everyone has their own personal definition of weird.  What’s considered “weird” is different from person to person; and that’s what makes life so beautiful.  Because each and every person, regardless of how different they are, will always find a group of friends or a significant other that will completely embrace their weirdness.

The first step to being a truly, happier version of yourself is to embrace your weirdness.  Don’t be afraid to be yourself.  Don’t let the opinion of others prevent you from being the custom designed individual that you were created to be.  The world needs more people who fully accept and love themselves…and their eccentricities.

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” –Oscar Wilde

 

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17 Comments

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    Alli
    February 2, 2016 at 8:18 am

    We certainly do have our own little quirks. That’s what makes us unique. If we were the same, our world would be a boring place to live. I’m going to embrace my weirdness today.

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    Esther | The Cuteness
    February 2, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I’ve had this convo with friends of mine so many times. I’m so thankful I’m a little bit weird and that everyone I know is too. I’d rather be a little weird than fit in 100% of the time!

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    Cholo Simeone
    February 2, 2016 at 11:12 am

    It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

    Coach Pablo González

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    Chris
    February 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Yeah we have a different weirdness and I admit it. I’m always weird when I have my friends.

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    Jennifer Pilgrim
    February 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    My parents always taught me to embrace the weirdness. I have never thought of “weird” as a negative word, and I love that.

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    Jaime Nicole
    February 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I love that quote from Oscar Wilde. This is such a great reminder of an article – very nice! Embrace your inner weirdo!

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom
    February 2, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I always tell my kids to don’t be afraid to be themselves, being like everyone else is boring…don’t be the boring kid! Anyone that says they don’t have any quirks is a liar.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    February 3, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I have to agree 100% with you on to be a happier version of your self is to be yourself. There is to many people out there trying to be someone they are not and they are truly unhappy doing so. Thanks for sharing these awesome quotes too.

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    Jeanine
    February 3, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I love this. I TOTALLY embrace everything about myself. Even my weirdness. It wasn’t always so though, it took a while but I am who I am so I just embrace it.

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    Mimi Green
    February 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I am totally weird about a lot of things. That is what makes us, us. I love when I meet other people and they totally get my “weirdness”. It is a total badge of honor.

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    rika
    February 4, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I love the quote.. always be ourselves and be unique

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    Shelley
    February 4, 2016 at 2:03 am

    yes, indeed, we’re all wierd in one way or another. The key is finding ways to let your inner wierdo shine and doing so while finding like minded wierdos. That equals happiness.

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    Mimi
    February 4, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I agree. What is normal these days? The Internet has allowed us access into the different ways people do things and live and who is to say what’s normal and what’s not. I have come to grips that I am not everyone’s jam and that is okay. At the end of the day I have to be me and that is what makes me happy

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    Jasmine Watts
    February 5, 2016 at 6:30 am

    That’s what makes us unique… “always be ourselves and be unique”. Love this and agreed with you!!

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    Jennifer Pritchard Kearney
    February 5, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Agreed! It took me a while to embrace my weirdness, but it’s all part of growing up. Well written post about being YOU!

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    Anosa
    February 6, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I love that quote form Oscar Wilde! Such a great saying to live by. Great post

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