No - it certainly isn't normal at all, and that's a good thing.
"Norms" are built around losers. It's "normal" for traders to lose money. 95%+ of people trying to trade are losing money.
You wouldn't want to be doing anything that's "normal"? You need to be in the very small minority who make consistent, steady profits, and that obviously means doing "abnormal" things, doesn't it? You don't get to be in a very small minority by doing what's "normal"?
I think a better question might be whether it's "sensible" or "wise"?
I think it probably is.
Trading "with the trend only" is obviously a sensible and valid approach, and if that's reducing your trade frequency, so be it.
It may be possible to compensate for that, to some extent, by trading a wider range of instruments from the ones you normally trade? I don't mean really obscure currencies (which have their own drawbacks), but possibly gold, or oil, or whatever, might also be worth your while looking at? Or even a stock index??