An interesting thing has happened since I started prioritizing my own happiness above everything else. I attracted haters.

Haters who say I am disconnected from reality. Haters who say I don’t understand how the world works. Haters who say I am crazy. And it’s true, I am definitely not normal when compared to others.

I started to wonder if they were right. I mean, it’s true I don’t subscribe to societal norms. It’s true that for all intents and purposes I walked away from a successful company that I built. It’s true that I stopped caring about money and success. It’s true that I stopped caring about what other people thought of me.

I’ve watched as my new version of normal became so far removed from what other people consider normal that I might in fact be crazy.

But here’s the thing. I’m happy. I’m really happy.

My life is full of joy, excitement, amazement and childlike wonder. I am full of gratitude for every experience I create; I am full of love for myself and my fellow human beings. I have opened myself to receive the endless gifts that my experiences have to offer. I’m witnessing my experiences expanding at an accelerated rate. I’m learning new and exciting things I never would have been able to see before.