As a child, I constantly thought about names.
I practiced signatures just to feel how it would, to piece together those select letters on the dotted line. Was “Serena” the name of an adventurer who went to safaris and adopted children from around the world? Or that of a ballerina with dreams of Broadway? I would find out by doodling Serena the Adventurer’s signature in contrast to Serena the Ballerina.
To me, doodling names was a way to play dress-up without spending a dime.
Perhaps this desire to test out other realities played out every time I reinvented myself with a physical move or traced my foray into the world of character development-Hollywood.
I surmise that names epitomize an opportunity to change. To evolve. To try something new.
To make new mistakes.
So why, after eight years of writing Shilpa| Blog, did I feel like it was time for a change?
Because after spending my childhood and early young-adulthood dealing with fifty shades of procrastination, I’ve realized how much time actually matters.
So, the below was my wallpaper until about a month ago:
So…Did risking going too far show me how far I could go (from the quote above)? Yes.
Procrastination led me into depths of doubt, self-pity, dissatisfaction and depression, all while seemingly appearing “fine” or even “successful” to many… words we will be exploring in blogs to come…
I did find out what it meant to go too far. It meant loosing precious time in a world where it is the only real resource I have.
The change of my blog’s name doesn’t mark a flight of fancy, it symbolizes a newfound rigor to catch opportunities and never find an excuse otherwise.
So, “stop waiting for summer!”
Catch ya on Thursday!!
P.S. I’m coming up with a new look….it may be this Thursday…it may be next week!