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)
This is a hard one because I have never really wanted to be anyone but me. As for a different name, I do wish my parents had named me Anne instead of Tracy but that’s about it. My middle name is Ann but regrettably, it is missing the “e” and you know what that means-Ann without an “e” is just dull (in my book).
But back to the matter of introducing myself to strangers under another name for a day – why? I’m still me. I still look like me. I still have the same thoughts and feelings and beliefs. A different name won’t change that (unless I lost my memory, I guess).
I don’t mean to be a stalwart. I’m just being honest that for me, there is no benefit to changing my name even if for but a day and representing myself as someone else. I like me. I like who I am and I don’t want to be anyone else.