Mollie McGhie, the main character in my cozy mystery series, might be described as a rather quirky lady with an occupation that’s a bit kooky, to say the least.
While Mollie happily displays her kooky quirks for all to see, many of us try to downplay our “weirdness” and conform to society’s expectations. But there are actually benefits to embracing that part of us which others may think is odd.
1 – Having to deal with people who don’t understand why you’re different or who laugh at your eccentricities helps to develop resilience and self-confidence.
2 – When you’re quirky, you may think outside the box and seize upon unique and creative opportunities that others are blind to.
3 – You’re more tolerant of differences in others. You know what it’s like to be the odd one out, you get it.
4 – You’re not easily forgotten. Your quirks are what makes you interesting, fun to be around, and memorable.
P.S.If you’re looking for the perfect beach read and you love cozy mysteries, might I recommend Ellen’s novel Murder at the Marina? I had a chance to read it early, and it had me guessing and laughing the whole way through. Mollie is an kooky, quirky, and thoroughly memorable character, and you’ll love spending a few days in her company solving mysteries and indulging in chocolate.
Check out my earlier post about Murder at the Marina here, or go straight out and get your copy at one of the links below!