Okay, stop reading. I know it’s a strange thing to say before you’ve really started, but humor me. Now look at the person next to you. You may not know this but she–or he–might be a Casual Nonconformist. You might even be one yourself.
It’s okay if you don’t know it. We do tend to blend in. I’m not talking the grimacing, spike-topped, leather-clad nonconformity of bygone days. This is a softer version.
If you’re a woman who doesn’t like diamonds, you might be a Casual Nonconformist. If you’re a guy who doesn’t do football, or you have a kid who’s never attacked Guitar Hero; if you have never experimented with hair dye, you might be a Casual Nonconformist.
If you are, welcome to the party! It’s a small party, but it’s still fun. We’re not out to change the world or anything. We won’t kick you out if you’re into Nascar or stilettos or other things we can’t wrap our minds around. We’re just here doing our thing, same as you.
If you write young adult fantasy books because that’s where your mind likes to live, you might be a Casual Nonconformist. If you have kids that say odd things, like “Mama, will I be really hot or really cold just before I die?”…well, if you have a kid like that, call me. I’d love to know mine isn’t the only one!
What I’m getting at here is that this blog will be about equal opportunity nonconformity. I’m a small goofy-type person who likes to put my own spin on things. I bet a lot of you are like that.
After all, another word for Casual Nonconformity is just plain old Humanity. Yours, mine, etcetera. I like to think I approach life from a slightly different direction than most people, and I plan on telling you all about it here.
Follow along if you want to. I can’t promise anything earth-shattering, but I can guarantee a high quirkiness factor. I plan to have fun with this.
And for me, that’s the best way to be.