Why I will never change my name again

As a woman, changing my name was something that I looked forward to doing at one time in my life (ok, two times, but who’s counting?).  Ladies, if you’re married and you took your husband’s name when you tied the knot, you’ll know what I mean.  *See also individuals entering into witness protection programs. Changing your name …

What does freedom look like?

Well, it looks different to everyone, but to me, today, it looks like a signed and stamped divorce decree.  That’s right, ladies and gents, I’m free!!  I feel like the Genie in Aladdin at the end of the movie.  “I’m history.  No, I’m mythology.  Oh, I don’t care what I am; I’m FREE!!!” ((Genie flies …

A Metaphor

With a major life change sometimes comes a vague sense of empowerment.  As if you’re a trapeze artist and someone has cut the ropes, but instead of falling, you learn that you can fly.  It’s a weird sensation, this feeling of empowerment, this metaphorical flying. It’s also a weird sensation to realize that the person …