If there’s one thing I realized during this recent exercise in renaming my blog, it’s that the name I’ve been using for five years fit me to a T. It was surprisingly difficult to find something I like as much as I liked Weebles Wobblog. And the funny thing is, prior to having to change I’d often wished I’d chosen a different name, something not so long and difficult to spell.
Have you ever felt this way about your own name? Does it suit you, or do you feel as though you were misnamed by your parents?
Weebles Wobblog symbolized resilience and movement. Flowing back and forth and always finding center. This is, actually, what I have spent the last decade of my life doing.
Renaming my blog became much more than just renaming my blog. It became setting my direction and identity for the next decade, or maybe even longer. It was like giving birth to a grown up me and getting to label myself, with all the weight and consequence a name carries.
I was truly touched by those of you who took the time to consider and submit ideas, and all the thought that went into them. I ended up with almost 60, but I should say that half of those came from my mom and my sisters, who got tired of my dark brooding during the time I was nameless. I have thanked each of you personally and privately, and I thank you here collectively and publicly <3 <3 <3.
Each submission gave something to the creative swirl that eventually produced the new name. It was suggested that I share some of the runners up.
- Mindfully Lavender
- Is it Wine O’ Clock Yet?
- Live Love Lavender
- Tao of Lavender
- Mandalas and Mojitos
And the name that describes both who I am and who I want to become?
Write Mind / Open Heart
As for the first facet, I just finished a writing project and am about to release it to its destiny, whatever that may be. As for the second, I will continue to open my heart to being vulnerable, authentic and engaged with those around me. The yin and yang theme — finding balance between the head and the heart, the analytical and the intuitive, between the masculine (doing) and the feminine (being) energies, of walking the path of moderation between extremes — the yin and yang theme continues for me.
Lindsay and Calliope of Plaid House Designs are helping me make the massive move. Not sure how long it will take, but I’ll let you know when I get all moved in. For now, my posting may be spotty, as I’m packing up boxes and loading up the van. Perfect Moment Mondays will return when I get all settled, so keep noticing them!
Namaste to each of you. I am honored that you read.