Stay Weird: An Ode To Who You Are And Who You Continue To Be
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Stay Weird: An Ode To Who You Are And Who You Continue To Be

Stay Weird: An Ode To Who You Are And Who You Continue To Be

As a current sophomore, I look back on all my experiences and I could go into great detail about my new friends, living on my own for the first time, or handling college level courses of freshman year. However, the one thing that really stands out from the blurriness that was freshman year is my transition from seemingly well-behaved, average American caterpillar into an extremely outrageous loud and frankly weird butterfly. Let me make it clear that nothing about this is concerning or embarrassing to me.

I am, frankly, quite proud of my weirdness and I feel that I have had the chance to have such a fantastic year, because I wasn’t concerned about what people thought about me. I was more invested in shouting songs from Disney Channel Original Movies at my friends and clearing the dance floor at parties so I could have proper room to bust out my sweet dance moves that consist of the running man, jazz squares and fist pumping. Those dance moves were only the beginning, the farther and farther I got into college the progressively weirder I could feel myself becoming. I frankly have no idea if this scares people off or if they find it charming. It’s not something that I can hide anymore -- I don’t even know that something is considered weird until I look over at my friend after telling some nonsense story and they have wide eyes and an open mouth.

I have been asked several times by my friends, “who are you” and “what are you,” in the most affectionate way possible and I just laughed it off and didn’t really know how to answer. Well, now I have sat down and thought about it long and hard and I can come to the conclusion that I'm just being me. I am my own person and I will continue to let my weirdness shine through. If I could say anything to the freshman class of this year I would tell them to not to let expectations of how one is supposed to act in college deter them from being themselves. In the end no one is "normal" that's not a real thing that I refuse to accept. Everyone is weird it's just up to you to embrace it.

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