Today is day 2 of the 30 Days of ME challenge. I’m happy to report that my internet is turned back on!! It’s so much easier updating my blog from my laptop. Today’s topic is “The meaning behind your Blog Name”.
My blog name is Dottie’s Journey. It’s not very creative; that’s for sure. That’s because I’m not creative. And as you can imagine, the blog is exactly that…my journey. Dottie is my nickname. My real name is Dorothy. I grew up not really liking my name. To be honest, I didn’t like any of my names. Dorothy, Dottie or Dodie. But I can’t think of another name that I’d rather be called. I actually grew up being called Dodie. I didn’t like the idea of calling my blog Dorothy’s journey and my daughter’s best friend’s mother’s name was Dodie so I didn’t want to use that name so I went with Dottie. And journey because that’s what this blog is…a journey to find my health and happiness. It started as a weight loss blog, but has evolved into one of more than that. I now struggle not only with my weight, but also with mental illness and now I’m approaching mid-life crisis, etc. I think journey is a good word to cover it all.
I lost my long time job and also my marriage. I’m learning who I am now. I’m finding that I’m a very different person than I was when I was married. I’m so much stronger now. You’ve heard that quote by Bob Marley before? “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” It’s true.
Well, that’s pretty much it. No fancy name and no fancy story behind it.
Wherever you are in this beautiful world, I wish you peace, love and smiles!