Most of my family know that I am still a cartoon watching and cartoon drawing kind of guy. As far as cartoons are concerned, nothing much has changed since my childhood. The picture I drew and the picture of me wearing a Cartoon Network shirt featuring “The Regular Show” says it all.
But, you might not be so bold!
One Sunday afternoon I went to my aunt and uncle’s house dressed in that same shirt and the only one who acknowledged the awesomeness of this shirt was my younger cousin TJ. It was pretty cool watching him welcome me with the classic “Regular Show” response, “OOOOOOOOOOOOH!!” as we waved our hands over our heads like we were Mordecai and Rigby.
The rest of the adults…well…they didn’t get it!
And you know what, that’s fine! They still love me as is. After all, I pay my taxes, I can wear a shirt featuring animated characters all I want (audience laughs here).
People might not ever get you. If you are being bold just by being yourself. If you are bold in what you are purpose, living the way God called us to live, helping others and more, you may see some heads turning as they try to figure out if “people still do that!”
Normally, I don’t just wear certain items or say certain things for shock value or anything ridiculous like that. I just enjoy representing as the person that I was created and purposed to be. I cringed at the idea of trying to be another gangsta wannabe, a playa or anything that placed me in a social category.
I’m 27…a fan of anime…play video games from time to time…love preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ…enjoy writing and blogging…reading…and dang it, I’m glad about it!
How bold are you!? Are you willing to put out your brand and be yourself even if it makes people ask the question “why!?”