I had a dream last night in which I was having a conversation with someone I considered to be a ‘guru’ of sorts… no one I know in real life, probably a conglomeration of people.
What I remember was one thing he said to me:
“It’s hard to stand out if you’re busy trying to fit in. Choose to be outstanding or choose to be comfortable.”
I suppose it was just my subconscious processing something I already know – but it was good timing. Because I had been thinking about how much I didn’t fit in when I was in high school (probably the result of watching a few DVR’d episodes of High School Confidential before going to sleep) and thinking about whether or not my daughter will feel the same way.
In the end, I like being me. I may not be like everyone else – but that just means it’s easier to pick me out of a crowd.
If I have to sacrifice a little comfort for that? So be it.