I've always known I was not like one of the guys. I didn't look at things in the same manner. I was never truly into sports. I didn't care about cars, and I've always had a soft spot for the more emotional things in life.
Somehow throughout my years I've gotten what I call '."lucky". I wasn't particularly outgoing but managed to be part of a cool crowd. I wasn't particularly the best looking guy, but managed to date some pretty attractive females.
I was always a geek at heart. I liked star wars, I liked video games, and I liked computers....a total undercover geek B-)
These strings of "luck" had me accepted by peers, but not accepting of my true self.
As time progressed I began to realize that this lifestyle was not one of my own self doing.
I did not agree with it, and my true self began to pull himself apart from this fake self.
I began to start doing things I liked. I began to self indulge in myself.
Rather then look to others to see what they were doing, I began to do things that I wanted to do.
Instead of getting new this or new that, I began to appreciate the things I already had.
Instead of looking to popular culture to see what's trendy or cool, I began to find things that I thought were cool, whether anyone else thought so or not.
The more and more I did more of ME the less and less I began to worry how others viewed me . I began to bask in all my uniqueness!
This active step to be different, was extremely liberating.
I am older now, I am wiser now, and most importantly I am myself now.
There is no mask I wear, nor character I portray, who you see is who you get.
If you're reading this, and you seem to think you've always been different, please don't be ashamed of it,
LOVE IT, LIVE IT......BE DIFFERENT
DIFFERENT IS NOT ONLY GOOD..