I’m subscribed to Goodreads Quote Of The Day. It comes via email each and every day. Every once and awhile, I’ll come across a good quote and share it on here as a status or tweet it giving credit to the author of course.

Today though, this one seemed to relate just a bit more than usual and I wanted to give it and the author a little more credit than my typical status update.

I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish. ~Edith Sitwell

This is so fitting. So, so fitting for me. It’s an analogy of course and can probably be dissected in a multitude of ways by hundreds of people. I don’t consider myself set in the normal realm of life. I don’t feel like I have very many similar monumental moments in life like so many others do. However, I’m not really a trendsetter either. I’m not a rebel. I’m not by definition a leader or a follower. So, in short, I’m different (eccentric) but I’m not that different (not eccentric).

I tend to think too much and live too little. I’m introverted in the way that I can sit and observe people for hours and not say one word yet..I can’t shut up when I have something to say. I feel like my favorite songs were somehow written just for me and no one can feel them the way that I can. I care and love deeper than most people should and I’m more alive than I imagine anyone else could ever be. My thoughts are deeper than I have words to express them and my dreams are higher than the clouds are in the sky.

I’m an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.

“Today is a brand new day. A fresh start. Replace any negativity with positivity. Think happy thoughts. Exercise. Drink lots of water. Fill your body with fuel. Healthy is happy. Inspire yourself. Create. Laugh. Play. Love. Learn. Give someone a compliment. Make a new friend. Do a random act of kindness. It creates good karma. Take chances and finally start living life to its fullest. But no matter what’s thrown at you today, smile and remember, tomorrow’s always a fresh new start.” – Author Unknown