"Normal" is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to the job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, the car, and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it," ~Ellen Goodman
As I strive to simplify and minimize my life, I can't help but wonder why we tend to blindly follow the herd to keep up appearances of being more than we are.
Why do we feel the need to impress others with what we own, where we live, or what we drive? If that's "normal", then I don't want it!
What's better than normal? Freedom and creating the life you want. Being unafraid of the future because you can handle an emergency. You can pay your monthly obligations with ease. You have time to enjoy life rather than keeping up with the Joneses.
It is time to get real and get focused. Figure out what makes you happiest and get busy making it a reality.
You don't have to explain anything to anyone. Frankly, it's no one's business. You are free to do what you want with your life, as long as you are not breaking the law.
Others may see you as eccentric, but you will be the last one laughing. Soon, they will be coming to you for advice.
Be happy. Be free. Be whatever you want, but don't be normal.