I don't honestly think I could be anyone else.
Was stood at a bus stop today watching people going by and looking at their clothes and shoes, thinking 'would I ever wear that?' and then comparing what I was wearing to them.
Kitty shoes, black and white stripy socks, black velvet skirt, black and white stripy jumper, black fake fur coat with spider brooch and my red work bag...
And I thought: 'I'm comfortable with what I wear, and I wouldn't EVER be comfortable with what they wear, whether it's regarded as 'normal' or not, I'm wearing what's normal and comfortable for me'.
At the end of the day, they may regard me as odd or a freak but I'm my own normal.
Define normal. I don't think you can. Everyone is unique in their own way, and being true to ourselves is the most important thing of all.
So I'll keep my stripy socks, and 'never grown out of goth' wardrobe, and every idiosyncrasy that make's me me, and I'll not change for anyone, ever.
And I'm not trying to be like anyone else, or look like anyone else, and I don't WANT to be anyone else. I'm just being me.
A little something I penned in 2003 but still applies:
Take me as I am
Do not attempt to change me
I will not modify myself for you
Take me as you find me
I will not suck up to your pretension
Strive to attain your ideal of perfection
I will always find my own direction
I am happy with myself - No - I KNOW myself
I accept who I am
And embrace my faults and limitations
You can take your clique
Shove it up the hole in your 'perfect' physique
Closed walls - closed doors - closed minds
are not my idea of a welcome
Mine are always OPEN
(c)Liz Fugeman 2003