If you’ve been stalking social media this morning or in the last several weeks you may have noticed that I’ve slowly been changing my user names to meadow gigi.
And today it’s official. I’ve renamed my blog.
This has been a long time coming. I was keen on Gray Grisette for about four months but ultimately I didn’t feel that it fit me. I’m not into pseudonyms and like to present myself as I am so I started thinking: Why am I going to write and create under something other than my name?
I LOVE MY NAME.
Always have and always will.
My name has always been such a definer of my personality. I love how confused people can get when they meet me and knew my name beforehand. The anecdotes are pretty outstanding. It’s akin to other topics that produce weird, slightly judgmental and idiotic statements. These topics range from producing offspring after marriage, to not having a significant other to any life activity that doesn’t fit into the sitcom mentality time line. I’m sure you get the gist of what I’m saying….
So, I’m sorry (kind of) that I don’t fit into the neat little hippy name package. As I’ve said in the past I’m a lipstick lovin’ child of nature and so I feel that I could have had no other name. But I guess that everyone can say that because a name is an early identifier. Since my name is the only tangible thing, other than DNA and certain physical attributes, that I received from my father I’ve cradled it close to my heart. When I was younger and felt invisible my unique name was the one thing that no-one could take from me. The one thing that I never had to share with anyone else.
As the years rolled on and I ended up marrying someone with a last name that started with the same letter as my maiden name I started to be called GiGi. It has become one of the very few nicknames that I permit and the only acronym I’ll ever allow to be affiliated with me.
And so here I am as myself and it feels good.
Oh, and yes, I dyed my hair….. I’m telling you major changes have been under way around here. But more on that later.
As I was saying, this inspires me. I have lots of semi-created things hanging in the wings that I’ve started over the last few months but I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t bringing anything to fruition. I was stuck in a creative catch-22 and after doing some soul searching as to what the root of the block may be I realised it was the name. It just wasn’t jiving with what I wanted to do in the future
I’m ready to move forward. No pseudonyms, no personal branding, no frills but a ton of humor, laughter, ruminating and observing. I’m excited about this change.
When I log on I feel proud. I feel like I’m home.