It's Fashion Friday over at Cents of Style, and that means their having a great sale on Inspirational graphic T-Shirts!
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I was so excited to receive a T-Shirt from Cents of Style from their fabulous line of inspirational shirts.
I really love them all, but I chose their ‘Normal is Boring' T-Shirt. And here's why.
Ever since I can remember, I've never felt ‘normal'. As a child, I had a vivid imagination and was often referred to as a dreamer (more like a silly dreamer, but that's another story!). Even though I was a good student (I was usually in the advanced classes), I didn't feel like the other kids who had aspirations of growing up and being exactly what their parents said they should be.
Fast forward (so we can skip all the crappy choices I made in my life, because after all, this is the internet and my kids might read this someday!) to adulthood. What I chose to do with my life isn't exactly what society nowadays deems as ‘normal'.
I chose to be a stay at home mom. I devote my life to my kids, and my value and worth isn't defined by how much money I earn.
Yes, I know there are other stay at home moms…you might be one yourself. But society doesn't view that as ‘normal'. We're really going against the grain by choosing to stay home with our kids. And you know what?
That's okay! Because ‘normal' is overrated!
As my kids get older, I could choose to go back into the workforce. But instead, I chose to work from home. To follow those dreams that I've had since I was a child, and to continue to put my family before anything else.
I know everyone is different and every situation is different. This is what has worked for me.
Being ‘normal' and fitting in with the crowd was never my style. I've always marched to the beat of my own drum, and been a bit of a rebel.
Even now I still feel it sometimes.
I'm not in the popular social circles in my hometown. I feel on the outside of many blogging groups.
But I'm happy. I might not be the typical mom, the ‘normal' mom…but I'm content with my life and think I'm doing a darn good job.
You don't have to have people agree with your decisions.
Create your own kind of normal.
Start the New Year vowing to be true to yourself. To follow your hopes and dreams, no matter what they look like to anyone else.
Because in the end, all that matters is that you're happy with yourself.
Now head over to Cents of Style and pick up a T-Shirt. Wear your inspiration and show the world!
Right now if you use my affiliate link here: Inspirational Graphic T-Shirts for 50% Off you will get 50% off the lowest marked price, plus FREE shipping when you use the code INSPIRE17. Note: this code is valid from 1/20-1/22.