I’ve always been that awkward person. The one who talks too loudly or not at all.
The one who never really nailed small talk, who overthinks social events, and leads with her heart rather than her head.
In my career my awkwardness has followed me around, tripping me up and making me second guess every move I make.
A few weeks ago I picked up Jennifer Romolini’s book Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F**k Ups and Failures and it has profoundly changed the way I look at my career and redefined my idea of success.
Romolini is a weird person who has created her own success in the world that’s not weird, and in a world that’s not always kind to weird people.