(Back to) Normal

I wish things were back to normal

What is this Normal?

If you grew up as a nerd, social outcast, or any kind of weirdo, you likely asked this question to yourself as you wrestled with your place in society with the neurotypicals you saw so seemingly happy around you.

Where do you fit in in this world of Normal?

For a high schooler, Normal looks like…

  • Hanging out with the cool kids
  • Going to prom
  • Knowing what you’ll do when you grow up
  • Going to college and getting those sweet sweet student loans
  • Getting a 9-5 job where you spend 40 hours a week in the office
  • Putting all your life’s savings on a down payment on a house
  • Getting married
  • Having kids because doing so will finally make you happy
  • Repainting that white picket fence
  • Getting a divorce
  • Retiring at 60, after working your butt off for all of your adult life
  • Dying, wondering why you spent so much time working

Wow! Sounds great!

In 2020, going back to Normal looks like…

Sometimes, Normal isn’t good enough. Sometimes, we need to take a look at our Normal and consider that it may not be what we want after all.

Mmm, tasty tasty Normal.