Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 - The Meaning Behind Your Blogger Name

This is an interesting (for me, at least) and fairly easy post to write.

My Blogger name is Wistfulgirl (obviously). I love my name! It is so much who I am!

I was part of the online/long-distance relationships community long before I became a member of the ALI community. Just like our community now, I loved my community then. I felt so immersed in it.

One of the things, though, that I felt I missed was that everyone seemed to have a moniker and I didn't. It seems silly now, but I really wanted that. Throughout the years, I've been known by a couple of other online nicknames, most notably The Crazy American (during my time in England) and Moony. Both of these names fit me at the time, but the names weren't ones that I felt would continue on with me over the years.

One day, my current Blogger name popped into my head and I immediately knew it perfectly described me. Even when my life seems to be going perfectly, I find myself wistful for those things I see making life more special: first love and a husband, now a family, a home like the one I've always dreamed of and a job I love and feel I'm making a difference with. I think my name encompasses the whimsical part of my spirit....it makes me think of dragonflies and butterflies, green grass blowing in the wind, a cool white room devoid of any clutter or color, peacefulness, calmness and, yet, still with a touch of longing.

It's just very.....me.

3 comments:

Mrs. Gamgee said...

My online name also is a remnant of my days in the online dating world. Back then I was MissBaggins... and once I got married I changed it to Mrs. Gamgee. :)

Kristin said...

I love your online name. It's soft and gentle and beautiful...just like you.

jhl said...

I love your name. Beautiful, gentle, sweet ... and thoughtful.

And I'm so impressed that you're doing NaBloPoMo! I can't seem to get my blog mojo going these days ... thanks for stopping by and commenting, and giving me encouragement to post again soon! :)

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