I’m linking up today with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. Today’s writing prompt is STAY.
AND GO ——–>>>>
I’ve been out of step with those around me for most of my life. I was a late talker, the kid that didn’t speak English, the kid with the accent, the kid with glasses, the girl that would rather read a book or watch an old movie than go out with friends. I married late, had kids late…I’ve just been different.
But I managed to adapt, for the most part. I now talk more than my family cares to listen to, I don’t have an accent and barely speak Spanish. Contacts replaced my glasses and I force myself to socialize once in a while. But where does it end? How much do I adapt? And how much do I stay true to myself?
I read mommy blogs and go to church and see how other women do womanhood. And it’s not me. It doesn’t fit my personality or interests. I don’t enjoy small talk. I’m too honest about my life. I ask questions that force more than a surface-level answer. And people don’t always like it. Do I change? Or do I stay the geek that I am, the woman that I think God created me to be? I think I’ll stay. I wouldn’t be real any other way.