I’ve been called crazy since I was a young child. Many people have ridiculed and ostracized me for being and thinking differently. I’ve also been diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder.

There were points in my life where I questioned and even hated my craziness. I felt the pressure to conform to societal expectations of normalcy and appropriate behavior.

At the age of 43, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally LET ALL THAT SHIT GO. I have fully embraced my batshit crazy, my whacky, my awkward and my not giving a flying f*ck what anyone else thinks about it.

Not only have I embraced my crazy, but I’ve discovered that my crazy is the greatest asset in my life. It’s my source of strength and inspiration and my superpower. Being exactly who I am with ZERO apologies is what I’m here to do in life. It also gives everyone around me the permission to do the same.

So, embrace your crazy. Love your weird. Fly your freak flag proudly. Be unapologetically authentic and let go of the person you think you’re supposed to be so you can step into the person you are.