Embrace being Weird

As a creative, never allow fear of not feeling good enough about yourself make you to stop doing what makes you happy. Your skills and talents are good enough just as they are. Readers enjoy creative people who are honest and do not hold themselves back. You are an amazing ‘weird’ person. Yes sometimes you feel like you are the odd one out from other creatives. You feel like your content is not good enough or you are just too different to fit in the blogging community. Perhaps like me you feel like you do not belong and no one will ever read your work let alone engage – I think it’s important to still celebrate your weird you.

Embrace your ‘weird self’.  At times people might not be as weird as you are or even in the same niche or work you are in, but atleast find people who will appreciate you and accept you for who you are. As a creative you must always strive to surround yourself with similar mindset people as you so that you can help each other to grow. I advise you to find your tribe and get ready to thrive.

Take time out to appreciate people who genuinely supports your weird self and work. Due to Covid-19, life has been very difficult in terms of finances, social issues and emotional stability. So it is only fair to just check up on people closest to you more often and make them feel loved, wanted and special.
We are in this wild adventure of creativity together, without community we are far more likely to fall into isolation because our similar weirdness helps us to learn from each other. Two heads are better than one.

People who normally act weird are the most loving human beings in the entire world. I am yet to meet a cruel and a heartless creative. I have found most of them to be loyal, appreciative and loving because that is how they treat their work. What I realized about creatives is that when they love, they love hard such that they forget about themselves. Their selflessness always radiates within their image. Take time out to pamper yourself every once in a while. Remember that there is beauty in everyday moments.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people arenโ€™t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

At times creatives are accused of addiction. I was surprised to hear my little sister call me an ‘addict of blogging’. At times you find yourself all glued up on the screen and forget that there is a stack of dishes and a child to breastfeed on the other side of the screen waiting for you. And at times you might not be able to see it until someone points it out to you. To be honest I cannot say we are addicts, we just love what we do and we spend more time and effort brainstorming ideas and creating content. We are not addicts, we are just misunderstood.

Let me be your Life Orientation teacher for a while and ask you this question – What truly makes you to shine bright like a star? What truly distinguishes you from all the other creatives? It could be your tone of writing, your style, the way you structure your posts, images or it could be that you have a lot of sense of humor like Casa or your poems are a bit unusual and thought-provoking. Regardless of how much of a weirdo you think you are – that is what makes the creative world what it is today – It gives it more color. The beauty of life lies within your weirdness and it should be celebrated.

My advice is : Stay weird and humble.
Never allow your fears to stop you from doing what makes you happy. Embrace your weird self and know that it is okay to be different. If we were the same, life would be boring. At the end of the day, weโ€™re all a little weird at heart. 


What makes you different? Do you consider yourself as a weirdo? How different and special are you as a creative?


If you want to be weird. Want to be different. And you want to zig-zag in this life, then you still have time to register your name and participate on the challenge. The challenge still continues. Better late than never.

WinterABC2021 continues

From my heart to yours

Cheers

50 thoughts on “Embrace being Weird

  1. Absolutely
    I think that’s why the creative space is colorful and vibes…our uniqueness varies and that’s where the beauty of creativity lies. The problem becomes when we start feeling like we are not adequate enough to fit in because we are different whilst that’s where the catch lies…thanks for resdjng friend. Looking forward to reading your entry for today

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  2. Great reading through. A real touching posts and an appreciation of weirdness even if it sends sharp thrills down the spine when recognizing weirdness.
    Some writers just have the gift so even as a weirdness their words just tick. That is a gift and a talent. Here I see this in you and even for the fact that you caught the thought and could articulate it like this. I consider this to be terribly creative weirdness.

    (Due to Covid-19, life has been very difficult in terms of finances, social issues and emotional stability. So it is only fair to just check up on people closest to you more often and make them feel loved, wanted and special.)

    A+ absolutely. It’s the right thing to do. Wrap people up with great tenderness. It is a wonderful feeling, I find this for my own life. The long term effects have hit hard.

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  3. Thank you so much for your opinion. J value it wholeheartedly.
    Weirdness is to be celebrated and as the creatives I believe we should not hide it at all..its okay to be weird as long you know you have people who genuinely loves you for who you are and what you are about.

    I certainly agree with you.
    ” Wrap people up with great tenderness”. Lovely lovely lovely

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  4. Wow wow wowwwww….
    This is real truth. Embracing who I am has always been my priority and still the circle of friends that surely appreciate my wild life is a point to make.

    You have spoken directly to my heart๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  5. Hahahah you let them go? Wow how dis that come about? That was a brave thing to do๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Being weird is absolutely fun. I could not have been able to be as brave as you. Woowww

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  6. As for your wild life my friend ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…I think I know a glimpse about it. Kkkkkkk I’ve read about it on one of your posts. You are a gem my friend and I appreciate your creative juices.
    THEY FLOW HILARIOUSLY ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  7. Ohhh woww that’s a great addition. Never could have thought it that way.
    Wonderful.
    From how fast growing the creative space is, the weird are daily saving the world.
    Thank you so much for passing by

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  8. I’d love to be casual and cool and say ‘it just came to me’ but that would be a bald faced lie! lol It’s a thought I often have… the normals who are used to normal, can always adapt to new normals whether good or bad. The weird people though – they will recognise when normal or new normal should be rejected and they will save all – even the normals – even if no-one ever thanks them. Best we give them their flowers starting now.

    Also, not passing by at all – here to stay.

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  9. Sometimes I donโ€™t understand why Iโ€™m so addicted to my screen ๐Ÿ˜… Now I know eh.. Indeed weird is something we should embrace.

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  10. Absolutely my dearest one
    Of we do not..who will? I mean we have ourselves to remain with after all things have been said and done.
    The point is to accept ourselves the way we are and we should understand that we are unique and special in our own ways

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  11. What a beautiful line “Embrace your โ€˜weird self'”. Inspiring and invigorating. Often we try to smother the weirdness of our true self and emulate the fashionable trend of the world. LOL.

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  12. Absolutely
    Our weird selves should not embarrass us as the creatives, instead we should be inspired to be the best version of ourselves at all times.
    It’s okay to be weird. There’s nothing wrong with that

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  13. I often get the fear of publishing something because it feels like it’s just not good enough. But I’ve learnt to overcome that fear by publishing anyway, and to my surprise, readers would actually like it. What I’ve written is all I have to offer, sometimes multiple edits still don’t make it feel good enough, but that’s all I have so might as well just give what I have.

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  14. A very good read and we’ll written post with an eye catching theme/title which pulled me in as a reader. Well done and keep up the great work! Blessings to you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽ‰

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  15. Wowww you see … we get to realise that there’s actually nothing to be scared about. I still doubt my work before i publish, the secret is to do it anyway. Never to allow fear to cripple our own thoughtful ideas.
    Thank you so much for reading

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  16. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜…I think we are l weird in our own ways.
    It’s the life of a creative..always willing to go the extra mile. Ahhhh yeahh

    A lot to learn dear ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  17. What an incredible review of the creative week. It was a crazy week for all of us. I felt like I still had a lot to talk about on the theme but I’m glad we finished strong as we awaits for Advocacy week. Thank you so much for the pluck

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  18. Stay weird! Stay creative!

    My weirdness is what makes me unique. The writing style just distinguishes everything. We cannot all be the same.

    Yes, you like how A writes but the truth is you cannot be like A and do exactly what A does except you wanna be a copy cat but yeah you can learn how they do it and bring your spice to the table!

    You are what makes your work! It is you not someone else.

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  19. Wow this is so real. Well embracing the weird is something I feel that everyone does in their own way in daily life as everyone is individual. From a blogger point of view I believe that I may be weird, my blog is a mix and match and thats just me. Let’s stay creative and weird! Encourage others to do the same and everyone will be winning. Its an amazing post, I have really enjoyed reading and you have gained me as a follower, fantastic!

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  20. Firstly. Wow! Well done for penning such a wonderfully inspiring post. I’m very delighted to have read it, not only because it stimulated my mind but also because it is relatable to my emotions. I especially like how it advocates for acceptance of our ‘weird’ selves aka unique selves. The propensity of people calling me ‘weird’ is really high, I used to take it as an affront to my personality but from now on–after reading this post–i’ll take it as confirmation of my uniqueness.

    Secondly. I’d like to thank you for following my blog. I appreciate it not only because it helps my blog grow but mainly because it puts gifted and inspired bloggers like yourself on my radar, bloggers who act as catalysts to my growth. Thank you, Lebogang, may the blogging Gods bless you

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  21. I’ve always considered myself a little weird lol. I had a hard time with it before and always tried to fit in but I realised that just made me unhappy. Now I’m my weird self and having fun with it.

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  22. Ohh yesss I advocate for unique people like you and I’m glad I could highlight something which used to worry you…I say take it as an affirmation that you are a creative and yes yes you are supposed to be unique and different. Thank you for passing by my corner. Much appreciated

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