...then you're probably doing something right.
As usually my morning run inspired this entry: I woke up to find my room chilled and ice cold and checked the thermometer on the phone only to find that it's 3 degrees outside. My running clothes were already folded and ready to go (yes I'm one of those people that puts out there clothes for the next day the night before) and there was a part of my brain that said DON'T DO IT. Don't go running this morning. It's dangerous. There may be ice. You'll get sick. People will think you are crazy....
ahh, people will think I am crazy. There is a notion that I hear all too often. If I had a thought bubble hanging out above my head I think that sentence would appear inside of it about 7 times a day! People will think I'm crazy. Those of you who know me are laughing because my life is fairly unorthodox... but in all seriousness, do these words not have an effect on us?
Back to my running epiphany...
So, before I set out, in two pairs of pants, underarmor, a flecce, a sweatshirt, two pairs of gloves, a balaclava and a hat, I was already told by someone in person that I was crazy and I had my first crazy thought bubble of the day floating around my warmly dressed head.
But i had no impending doom, no fear, no shame or embarrassment. In fact I was just filled with excitement and adventure and drive. I run in all weather and I'm proud of it. I pop negative thought bubbles. Pop, pop, pop!
And in the end I've never had a more empowered run!! and it got me thinking about the other choices we make in our lives. Do we really want to make life choices based on what other people think is good or bad for us?
Well I sure don't! I run in 3 degrees. I left a job with good pay and benefits to live like a nomad in my tent. When I was a teenager I would used my savings and spend it all on a travel experience to see the world. And now I'm an entrepreneur. And surely I'll expound on that another time.
But for now I really encourage people to visit that "you're crazy" thought bubble. Don't ignore it. Hear it and decide what's right for you. "your crazy" may be just the thing you need to hear to do something amazing!
I would love to hear what "crazy" decisions y'all have made (I'm writing to you from Tulsa,OK so I'm allowed to say y'all) so write some comments and share! You know there's at least one person in the world that doesn't think you're crazy!
Till next time y'all (promise that's the last time I'll say it)
Remember to BPositive! And be crazy!