In all your weirdness



You know the type. The ones that just ooze coolness. The ones that say all the right things and are surrounded by so many friends. The ones that make you feel like every word out of your mouth is just awkward and clumsy. It’s not their fault you feel that way! You just feel so….weird. 

Hello! That’s me! As in, I’m the awkward weird one. Or maybe I only think I am. 

I’m a people person. I love being surrounded by people all the time. I love coffee dates and constant messenger chats. I thrive on being around people. My best friend in the States is not the same as me. She doesn’t feel the need to be surrounded by people all the time and is content with family life. I can’t even fathom what that contentment feels like! But as we’ve been apart I’ve encouraged her to find people she does enjoy being around because I think we all need community and relationships. But one thing she always says to me is, “ How do you do it?! I feel so awkward and I don’t know what to say.” Oooooh girlfriend, I feel you. 

I would like to believe that from the outside I appear suave. I’m sure I don’t. But on the inside I feel like such a weirdo! I like to think that my weirdness makes me endearing and fun to be around. Yet, honestly, I feel like I put my foot in my mouth all. the. time. 

I wonder how many of us feel that way and don’t even know that the person next to us feels that way too. 

When I’m behind closed doors with my family I will make weird faces or pull silly voices or say weird things. We all do. But sometimes I’ll pull those things out in public and then I’m mortified! Sometimes my home to public filter gets a bit too see through. Whoops! 

Friends, here’s the beauty though: the person you are is needed in this world. How boring would it be if we were all dripping with coolness?! So boring. We need some weird to spice up the world. No matter if you feel awkward, clumsy, out of place, chances are someone else feels the exact same way and you stepping out about how you truly feel inside opens others up to know that their feelings are okay. Don’t try to be like Susie sitting next to you. You aren’t Susie. 

BE YOU. In all your weirdness, be you. 

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