I never planned on using my real name when this blog was started. I desired anonymity to share without repercussion, guilt, alas, ownership and responsibility. But after reading my own version of self-help books: Crush It, Trust Agents, InBound Marketing, I learned something quickly: if you want something, you better own it.
This is me: my brand, my copy, my errors, my ideas. Attaching my name provides authority, credibility, sometimes humility and embarrassment, but thankfully, quite often pride.
I have name issues. Name ambiguity. Not an identity crisis per se, rather I consider myself nomenclature challenged.
Raised by a working mother – an educated, opinionated, cursing, loud-mouthed feminist, she had one thing to say when I kept my name.
Do you have name issues? Did you change your name when married? Are you struggling to reclaim it if divorced? Do you have one name for work and another for home? Tell me I’m not alone.