Being Mad

For most of my life, I’ve been fascinated with the story of Alice in Wonderland. (Probably somewhat due to the fact that *I* was the “better Alice” in my elementary school play).  My favorite younger Alice line was, “But I’m not a flower”.  This poor girl was trying to find her way home and she gets lost in a garden where the flowers are trying to make her one of them, but she knows that she is a little girl.  She didn’t fit into that world…she belonged elsewhere.

As an adult, I see this story as this girl’s struggle to not conform to the world around her.  She sees the world for what it could be.  She has an adventurous spirit and pushes the envelope.  To the people around her, she was considered “mad”, but her father encouraged her spirit and told her “all the best people are”.

I have the heart of an adventurer.  When I was 21, I moved across the country just to see what else was out there.  At 26, I moved to Nashville with nothing but a hope to jump head first into what God had for my life.  These moves were madness to many of the people around me.  Some still think “I’ll come to my senses” and stop chasing after the dream.  Shoot, sometimes even I think the day will come where I’ll trade in the crazy life for a cozy life, but the reality is…THAT would be a crazy decision.  As I learned from younger Alice, I am not a flower in the middle of a garden.  I am a girl that stands apart from the rest.  I pray that I never “come to my senses” to live a life outside of what is God’s best for me.

So what are some crazy dreams that you have gone after?



About Marjorie

Marjorie is a NW girl who now calls the Nashville, TN area home. She is VP of Events for Fuselage and wears many hats in that position, but the most important is working with Student Pastors to provide ways to reach students. Marjorie is also passionate about seeing people living out their dreams and using their gifts to make a difference around them.


  1. Cessierice says:

    I’m so glad you refuse to “come to your senses!”  How boring would that be???  I totally understand your desire to live a life differently than those around you….we’ve been called quite crazy ourselves!  But to God be the glory, for He has done great things!!  Love you girl!!

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