Normal is Boring – Be Extraordinary!

Friday has finally arrived!  Are y’all ready for the weekend?  Yes, please!  Guess what else it’s time for?  A Fashion Friday Story with Cents of Style!  These are always so much fun to do and it helps me give y’all a little more insight into what makes me tick – rusty cogs and all.  Plus they always give me something fabulous to share with y’all and a great deal to boot!  Well, let’s get into why normal is boring and 2017 is my year (your’s too!) to be extraordinary.

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Definition of Normal

Let’s take a look at what the word “normal” actually means (because I’m a word nerd):

“conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected”

Can I just say I’m mentally gagging at the “conforming” part?  It makes me feel like I’m part of some robotic army!  No thank you!  I like to make my own way and have since I was a small child.  My dad had to build steps to my crib because I would climb out and play with my toys when they were sleeping.  At the age of 2 I was mixing up puzzles to make it a little more challenging to put back together.  Yes, I actually remember things I did when I was 2!  Nothing about me has ever been really “normal”.

When I showed my son the shirt I was thinking of picking he said “Yeah, that’s a good one for you because you act weird sometimes”.  I related this story to my husband and I could see in his face that he agreed, even though he was trying to hide it.  It’s okay, I know I’m weird!

Be Extraordinary

So, what does all this have to do with the shirt I chose and how I’m applying to my 2017 goals?  As a child, I didn’t keep my weirdness in check.  I didn’t really care if I dressed in what was popular or had the latest hairstyle (still don’t).  One year I got an award for having the most colorful footwear!  Somewhere along the way in this crazy life that weirdness, that uniqueness, that ME-ness got squashed down.

This year I’m bringing back the weird y’all!  Just to be clear, I’m talking about this definition of weird:

“of strange or extraordinary character”

Doesn’t that sound so much better than “conforming”?  Everyone has a uniqueness to them, so I encourage you to let that out!  You’ll never know your full potential until you embrace what makes you – well -you!  I’m challenging myself this year to be extraordinary in everything that I do.  I want to break away from the normal, the standard, the “conforming”.  I want more “oh wow!” and “that’s awesome!”normal is boring be extraordinary

Basically I’m saying – get out of your boxes people it’s hard to breath in there!

This shirt from Cents of Style will remind me to keep more weirdness in my life, so I can reach my full potential and – like my tag line says  – have a “life lived”!

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By the way, my son took these pictures for me!  We had so much fun, as you can see, and I think he did a really good job!  Y’all have a great weekend and remember to be extraordinary!

What shirt inspires you to be extraordinary?



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