We like this video for a bunch of reasons.

1. It’s called “Goodbye to the Normals.” Since we are all about ODD, it’s resonated with us immediately.

2. We’ve all attempted running away sometime in our past. I tried when I was 6 or so. I was not as adventurous as this little red head. But, I did pack a suitcase and formed a most excellent plan to depart by foot to destinations unknown and to sustain myself with a tube of Pepsodent toothpaste. Half way down the block and a mouthful of toothpaste later, I realized staying put at home was probably a better bet.

3. Oddpodz is building something that started as scribblings on a cocktail napkin! There are plenty of times given those circumstances when you’d just want to run away. Such as:

-when you need to write something and you have the dreaded writer’s block
-when a design is not coming together
-when someone tells you ‘no’
-when someone tells you that “you suck.” (that has happened)
-when things don’t happen as quickly as you would like them to
-when you’ve had a long, bad day and you have a big giant headache
-when people say they’re going to do something and they don’t
-when a problem seems insurmountable

But, we never did, and we won’t. Because we’re oddpodz. We’re optimistic. We’re problem solvers. And, we believe in possiblities. So, we watched this clip and felt like little Magnus at the end. We’ve got passports in hand and we’re running as fast as we can to build our global nation of creatives and we’re not turning back.

Happy Friday. Enjoy. Tell us about when you’ve wanted to run away. Did you? Didn’t you? Why or why not?