Emily rodgersHello! If you’re here, you did it, you found me! You clever cherub. You waded through all that claggy white noise of the interweb machine and landed your cookies onto my blog plate, horrah!

Who is me? Well, that’s me there, that’s my face. I’m a long woman, somewhere in my mid-20’s, currently residing in London, where I try to convince people that I’m a copywriter.

And what’s this? Well, the less than pithy premise is to challenge the misconceptions of generalisations and regale the navigations of a life led differently.

Careers, politics, movements, motivation, mental health, fashion, travel, life, love – the lot – we’ve all got different opinions on them. There will never be one definitive answer to how they should be. Trends are more fluid, there’s more acceptance of new age thinking, minorities are being heard more than ever. Different is the new normal. This is a place to perpetuate that this is not only OK but should be celebrated. Seeing the world differently or the world seeing you differently, and always encouraging that there is still so much to learn and then think about the world. There always will be, and that’s really it.

Maybe this is my coming of age, maybe it’s a millennial way of thinking, but I’m also not unbeknownst to the fact that differences have been a ‘thing’ for a really long time. All the best people are different. It’s what makes them spesh. I’ve reached a stage where I am no longer embarrassed of my oddities and have come to love them, so this is my genesis into living a life of outlandish thoughts, different perspectives and not giving a fluff.

“Conformity is the first refuge of the unimaginative”

This is a re-jig of my favourite quote from Oscar Wilde – “Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative”. He’s not just talking about hackneyed elevator murmurings of weekend rain between colleagues. It’s about striving for a life outside the norm. I wanted to convey this message but with the addition of aiming to be proud of your difference, to not settle for convention and not let those who do conform stop you from doing your thang.

I hope it inspires you to be proud of your differences and to wear them like an ironic slogan tee to a march, fist pumping and over-zealously screaming your plight (bit far? Never).

You can read more about the story behind the name of this blog here.

If you’d like to say hello, contribute in some way or tell me the meaning of life, great! – You can email me here.