“The things that made you weird as a kid will make you great tomorrow.” — James Victore
I first heard this quote from the wonderful podcast “Conversations with Tom” from the episode with Chase Jarvis.
This hits me right to the core because it’s absolutely true. I was a shy, introverted kid growing up, and the things that made me weird to other people were what I treasured and cherished about myself.
For example, I collected soundtracks as a kid, especially symphonic ones, and one of my favorite things to do was listen and re-imagine a completely different scenario (with me as the star of course), sometimes a whole new story. Another example is that after watching an episode of one of my favorite shows, Quantum Leap, I would walk around the house and pretend I was the main character having leaped into another body in the past.
I was the kid by himself reading in a quiet room during a party, and I was the kid who danced made up dances when I was escorted back to the party. I refilmed music videos in my head. I would tell great stories of imaginary lands to myself when I was bored.
We are all creators; and in order to fully create, we must get in touch with that dorky kid we once were. Be messy, be mystical. Most importantly, be weird again! 😊
How were you weird as a kid and how can you get in touch with that part of you to help you write and create?
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