@lisalucier There have been many times in my life when people have told me that my line of thinking/acting wasn't "correct". At age 13 when I had decided I would not have children, the reaction was "that's not fulfilling your role as a woman", or "that's un-American", or "why would you want to be childless?". I got that same reaction years later as I tried to find a medical professional for female sterilization. Remember, this was in the early 70s.
When I chose to follow my heart in lines of work I did for careers, the reaction was rarely positive, as those paths were not the norm of the majority. So, being different has been part of my life all along.
I feel great the way I am, and have no regrets for my life choices.