Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Name

"Prompt: 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)

 Oh dear.  No idea.

When I was a little kid, I wanted the name "Penny."  Every time the neighbor kids played house or Barbies - my character was always "Penny."  (I bet my boss would find this funny...)

Then, as I got a little older, I wanted the name "Sam."  I loved the character "Jo" from "Facts of Life" - her tom-boyish, no-nonsense way of dealing with life. So, I wanted a cool "boy's name" too.  I picked Sam because I liked "Samantha" too.  (And eventually, one of my best girlfriends in college was a cool chick named Sam!)

But slowly...  I started realizing that my name wasn't as stupid as I originally thought.  When I was younger, I thought "Megan" was such a childish name (and could never imagine myself as an adult with that name!)...  But sometime in my 20s, I decided it fit me.  Friends have called me "Meg" and "Megs" and I like both of those nicknames - but all in all, "Megan" fits.

No need to change it.  Not even for one day.

Things I am thankful for today:

1.  Open Sanctuary last night - I was asked to do a special one for people who needed a little quiet time during the holidays... so I did.  And no one came.  Oh well - it was a peaceful night for me!
2.  Finding comfort in yourself.
3.  Em had a baby boy yesterday!  Welcome to the world, Sam!  (And, oh, how I like that name!)
4.  Amanda's visit tonight!
5.  A fun night out - great food, great company, great music, and a picturesque snowy night!
6.  I love being in the city on a snowy night...  So pretty.
7.  Amanda and my hubby get along so well.  So fun to hang out with them both!
8.  A wonderful night's sleep.
9.  Loving this time of year.
10.  Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

1 comment:

Mom said...

So glad you are back! When I was in nursing school taking my OB training--we had to follow a patient through labor, delivery, and post partum. The pt. I had named her newborn, Megan. No one had ever heard that name before. I loved it and stuck it in a corner of my brain for future reference. When you were born--there were 3 othr nurses in the hospital that had babies at the same time and all were named Megan, but spelled differently. When BaBa called (your paternal Grandmother) she asked me if we were going to call you "Maggie"!!!!! I was appalled!!!I had to bite my tongue that day!!!

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