I was watching an episode of Beauty and the Beast on CW that I had recorded on DVR the other night, and Cat (the Beauty) and Vincent (the Beast) were talking about the normal life they would have if they could. As in, the “normal” life they’d have if they weren’t running for their lives all the time. And at the end of the episode, they realized that running for their lives is their normal.
My mom turned to me and said, “Hey, they use the Enjouée definition of normal!” Meaning, they believe that normal doesn’t exists. Normal is whatever you want it to be.
And so, I wanted to talk about a very normal person whom I admire very much for her normality.
Abby Sciuto from NCIS is the epitome of normal, in my opinion. Why? Because she’s abnormal. But that’s her normal. So, she’s not really abnormal, but totally normal. Get it?
I understand why “normality” as a concept has to exist. How would we exist as a society if there weren’t norms to dictate our behavior in social settings and in relationships? I have to admit that I don’t think it would. But normality should not be a prison.
Abby is my hero because she is 100% her normal all the time. Some of us call this “being yourself.” I guess it’s that, but to me, it’s even more than that. Your normal is whatever works for you. Your normal is abnormal- to everyone else. Your normal is you.
It’s all about perspective. Honestly, you’re the only one who can ever say whether you’re normal or abnormal. Claiming your normal is like making a statement that says “This is who I am and this is who I want to be regardless of what other people think.” Do you know how many people wish they had the courage to claim their normal?
As for me, I prefer to be Abby-normal. Abnormal in the most normal way possible, and it’s an extremely comfy place to be. Think you’ve wrapped your brain around it yet?