I just finished the first week of school. I am learning a lot about flexibility. Almost everyday things look a little different or sometimes a lot different about my job. Today I was reminded why I do this. A student was talking to the teacher about maybe not being in fashion since her taste in clothing she considered different than 'normal'. Both the teacher and I assured her that we like different and I quipped normal is a setting on a drier. I needed the reminder myself. I am trying to fit someone else's idea of normal. I get all stressed out. My first motto for the school year was 'enjoy the second mile.' I think I may change that theme to "Courage to be myself." I am a little different. I need to allow that difference to shine through and enjoy who I am.