Monday Morning Coffee: Screw Normal

The thing about me is…

I NEVER wanted to be married.

I NEVER wanted to have kids.

I NEVER wanted a “stable job”.

I NEVER cared about saving for retirement, or for that house in the suburbs with the white picket fence…

That’s NORMAL stuff. (And the stuff your parents want for you).

 

SCREW NORMAL.

 

I want to go for the guy no one would expect, and win him over. (No marriage required).

I have a daughter, the love of my life, and with everything in me I want her to be as un-normal as humanly possible.

I hate jobs, but crave BIG, crazy, what the fuck was I thinking ideas. And the roller coaster that comes with chasing a dream with every fiber in your being.

I don’t shoot for retirement, I shoot for life right now, at this moment.

Instead of houses in the suburbs I dream of offices in the city and employees that make a difference.

 

SCREW normal.

I want EXTRAordinary.

 

Because you know what extraordinary people do? 

 

They paint the Sistine Chapel.

They go from nothing to a billionaire with their own media company and television station, and then they use that to IMPACT lives.

They drive their car to a hill overlooking Hollywood and write themselves a check for $10 million for “acting services rendered” and keep in their wallet when they don’t even have enough money to keep their lights on. Extraordinary people do that.  (Jim Carrey got that $10 million and beyond.)

Yeah, Screw Normal.

 

But extraordinary does not come easy. It doesn’t come without a price. 

The price is fear.

Uncertainty.

GUTS.

Loss.

Pain.

Wins.

Sacrifice.

Extraordinary is not comfortable, or easy.

Normal is easy. Normal is natural. Normal is the path of least resistance.

 

Screw Normal. 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Love, love, love the post Angie!

    So true. Pull no punches :)

    So many people play it safe, take that job, do the daily grind. Probably because it’s, as you said, what’s expected of us.

    When I started my online business, my wife was not exactly enthusiastic, not at all. But I said I was going to do it and I did. Hasn’t always been champagne dreams, but I am doing what I want, not what I’ve been told to do.

    Course I have not had the guts to be completely EXTRAordinary yet, but I am working on it.

    • Angie M Jordan says

      Thanks Jessica! Yes, it is a myth! I’d rather build something amazing that I love, than settle for something that could be gone tomorrow anyway!

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