I saw this birthday card tonight at World Market, and it absolutely cracked me up! I can’t remember a time when I’ve considered myself “normal,” so either my memory is fading… or I’m just a little odd! Now that I’m 30, I think I’ve given up on this. I’m so over trying to be something I’m not, and this includes sharing with all of you the stress I’ve been under. Something I’ve always highly valued is vulnerability–well, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I’ve been learning to value it more in recent years. But vulnerability includes standing out, being a little “off” from everyone else even if just for the sake of being authentic. That’s me: if I can’t be me, I go crazy! So I’ve decided that it’s time to give up being normal; it’s just not worth it anymore! On the inside this card says, “Be yourself on your birthday.” I say, “Be yourself every day!” Cause life is simply too short to try to be like everyone else!