Reverb 10 – December 23rd

December 23. New Name.
Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why? (Author: Becca Wilcott)

You know, I used to think I wanted to change my name. I wanted to be a Jessica or Stacy so I can get friends and family to call me Jess or Stac. But, then I realized that I liked my name. My parents gave it to me, so it was special in so many ways because of that. So, I have to say, I wouldn’t change my first name for anything.

As far as introducing myself to strangers, I think meeting someone for the first time is always a great opportunity. When you first meet someone, you can choose how to act in front of this person, you can almost be anyone you want to be. In the end though, your true self, your true colors will come out. We are who we are, you cannot hide your real personality, not really anyway.

Of course, you can with hold certain details about your life from someone for a period of time, but I’ve learned for me, it’s not worth it. I want people to know me for who I am. Of course, I would like everyone to like me, but that’s not what matters in the end. Not everyone is going to like everyone or everything, people have different opinions, different ways of living and going about their day. It’s impossible for everyone in the world to mesh together in some kind of perfect mold. It would end up being a big glob of messy multicolor play-doh or clay.

For me, just being who I am is more than good enough no matter what my name might be.

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