I'm pretty much used to being weird wherever I go. I may not be as crunchy as some Moms, but I'm probably more so than most. When I travel it becomes even more obvious that I'm not normal.
I thought I'd show you a few examples of how odd I really am, especially when traveling…
In the airport, normal people step into the full body scanner when going through security:
(And sadly, they likely think very little about all the cancer-causing radiation their bodies are being exposed to.)
But I'm not normal. Instead of going through the airport cancer machines, this is me:
It really wasn't bad at all, and I hope the rest of you will start choosing to be “odd” too! When I told them I didn't want to go through the x-ray machine they just yelled over to another security agent, “I've got an opt-out!” It was no big deal. A really sweet woman took me to a separate area (not secluded, just off to the side), and she explained everything to me before she did it. It wasn't offensive at all, thankfully, because I'd been really nervous about it.
Normal people ate this in the airport:
Thankfully, there are more and more of us these days, so let's rise up and keep saying, “I'm not normal”, and be proud!