I am my normal

I’m not bipolar. I don’t have high highs and low lows.

I just have high highs and higher highs.

And that gives me a larger-than-average capacity to be active and create stuff. I don’t think it’s an illness but it is definitely an abnormality. I’m frequently misinterpreted.

I get a lot of microagressive comments like “ew just looking at you makes me tired.”
Or “just hearing that stresses me out.”
Or “Octavia you’re such an over achiever.”
Yeah maybe compared to you. Jerk.
Or my favorite, “You do TOO MUCH.”
No. I. Don’t.

But whatever. It works for me. I don’t do anything out of the ordinary for me. I am my normal.
And yes, I do sleep.
Sometimes.

On the other side of that is all of the support and cheers and encouragement from my friends.
“Wow, you stay busy!”
Or “You’re doing what I always wanted to do.”
Or “I want to be you when I grow up.”

Look, I may not be rich or famous or even moderately debt free and I pretty much just barely pay all my bills and yes, I just cried this morning…
BUT
I’m living my best life and I am really truly and honestly so comfortable in my skin and in love with ME.

And if me being my best me helps you be your best you, then let’s do this life thing together, baby!

I’m Octavia. I’m an author, an artist, a cellist, a dancer, a mother, a speaker, the founder of Tavinda Media, the host of three podcasts, and I’m just getting started.

Follow all my stuff: 

Tavinda Media on Facebook, @TavindaMedia

Stalled. on Facebook, @Stalledpodcast

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@thehibouleans

@roadtorelovery

xoxo

Introducing Tavinda Media

As promised in an earlier post, I have good news to share! This week, Monday, I launched my new podcast network, Tavinda Media. Tuesday, we released our first (of several) podcasts, Stalled. Stalled features my sister Nan and me, as we talk about the real life struggles of balancing life, love, work, parenting, and the exhausting hustle of becoming a best-selling author.

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I am ridiculously low on sleep, out of breath, and even more overbooked than usual, but I am high on all the excitement of my ancestors and the resounding cheers of my future self. Today — and hopefully, forever — I am tearfully the personification of my prayers. To stay in touch with Tavinda news, please subscribe here.

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Introducing Tavinda Media

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