A few years ago I started chatting to this really cool guy, and eventually we decided to meet in person. This was to be a purely platonic meet-up as I was in a happy relationship, and like now, just wanted to get out there to meet some “real” friends. To stress the fact that I was happily partnered; I invited my boyfriend along.

We had some interesting discussions over cocktails, but the more we talked, the more the guy started focusing only on what my boyfriend had to say. Eventually I had to freshen up, so I excused myself and left my new friend with my boyfriend. When I returned things felt really awkward and we politely decided to call it a night.

On our way home, my boyfriend told me that my new friend had told him that I’m “too eccentric” for who I am. For a long time it really bothered me that this guy was so eager to meet me, but upon meeting me he quickly lost interest, and told my boyfriend behind my back that I’m “too eccentric” – I’ve had that effect on many people, I’m either too much of  “this or that.”

There is a saying; “Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” – This is true for me. I’ve come to a place in my life where I’m perfectly happy and content with being “eccentric” and I no longer care what people have to say about me behind my back because I know who I am, I’m proud of who I am, and I know that there are people out there who love me for being me.

I guess what I’m trying to say here is that you should never let people be the judge of you. Be who you are, stay true to yourself, and don’t let another person’s judgement change who you are. – You are awesome in some way, no matter what “they” say!

So, now you know: When I spend the weekend alone at home, playing around on my computer, it’s not because I don’t have a life; It’s just because I’m “too much” for the average Joe and I  haven’t found any decent friends who are actually worth my time. And it doesn’t bother me one bit. If it did I’d be really sad and lonely right now, but I’m not. I’m quite happy, in fact.

If you think I’m too much, guess what? I don’t care! xoxo

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