“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”- Maya Angelou
Today the world lost an incredible woman. Writer, Activist and Survivor you can be sure that Maya Angelou will be remembered by thousands around the globe for her fight for equality. As all of the quotes came exploding over the internet this one in particular caught my eye. I had read one of her books for a project I did in college about African American women, once it got to 8000 words I had to stop but I so, so wish I could have researched this incredible woman more.
This quote really hits home with me personally. I write a lot about my experience and I feel like this speaks to me, especially when I’m not feeling that great. There is a huge pressure to be ‘normal’ and most of the time I feel like I’m not. I don’t like going out clubbing, I’m one of the few people who aren’t majorly involved with a club or society and I’m not a huge fan of halls. I tried changing the way I dressed to please people on my courses, I tried drinking more than I was comfortable with and sometimes just tried to change being myself.
So I’m going try just being me and seeing how that goes. So thank you Maya Angelou for your words and wisdom and may you rest in peace.