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Eccentric, or…?

I suppose in some places, I could be considered eccentric. An unmarried 30-year-old (on Wednesday!) woman, who is left-leaning, uninterested in having children, has a career in the evaluation and research of programs serving victims of violence, with a boyfriend in Europe, spending her vacations in far flung destinations, living in an apartment without a television (gasp!), and eating out way more than cooking in.

Yeah, maybe in some places. But I happen to be living in a city where I’m right in the mainstream, and probably am even on the boring side of the mainstream. It’s really all about your perspective, right? You do what you need to do, and you find the place where you feel like you can do it to the fullest. I was reminded of that this morning when I was reading The Bold Soul‘s blog. What is eccentric to some, is perfectly normal to others. I strongly believe that we all need to find that place for ourselves and keep on living it.

Lots more eccentricity at Sunday Scribblings.

3 comments

  1. Herb says:

    Excellent points. When I was in my late 20’s, single and working for a dot.com in a large city I was the poster boy for the mainstream. Five years later, I’m married with a small child, working in the legal field and living in a much smaller town that is in some ways rural. But now I’m considered eccentric because while my politics remain left of center, they now clash with my new more conservative environs.

    Interesting how perceptions of you are determined more by where you are, rather than who are you. Very thought provoking post.

  2. Michelle says:

    Whoa hold on a minute there is another woman on this earth in her almost 30-s (HAPPY BIRTHDAY) who is not interested in having children? I thought we were a dying breed – no pun intended. I came over from Sunday Scribblings – great blog – I am insanely jealous of all your travels!

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