blogWhy I am the way I am

October 11, 2014
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I guess there is truth to apples not falling too far from the tree.

I’ll admit, I know I’m a little different than most. I embrace it and love that about myself. I’ve always played by my own rules, even as a little kid. Now that I’m a “grown-up”, that difference doesn’t always rub people the right way. Those who know my quirks and weirdness adore the way I am. Sometimes though, I wonder why I’m so different. Why do I have such a youthful energy? (Not to be confused with immaturity. That is a completely different ballgame and I have always been mature for my age.) Why am I naturally so silly sometimes? Why do I dance while grocery shopping? Why do I love coloring and playing at the playground? Why do I act like a kid so often?

Well, as I was visiting my mom tonight, I realized why. It’s my mom’s fault. Hell, I can’t even blame it all on her since everyone in my family has his/her own idiosyncrasies. That’s why I consider my family to be some of my best friends. I love our weirdness and wouldn’t want to be any other way. This is what made me realize that she played a big part in why I have penchant for silliness…

As I was eating, I looked over into the living room. What I saw was my mom in the pizza costume we had just purchased for my nephew. That’s not too silly, who wouldn’t try it on?! She didn’t just try in on though, she was dancing and singing the TLC classic “No Scrubs” whilst wearing the pizza costumes. Such a classic Gonzalez moment! My family is simply fabulous.

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