This is the Day

This is it.

Stacy sits next to me on the plane to Edinburgh, Scotland, reading a fantasy novel about dragons. As surreal as this feels, we may as well be on our way to fight dragons ourselves. It hasn’t sunk in yet that this is the day. The first day of what? The rest of our lives? The first day marking days different from all that have come before? The first day of our excellent and amazing adventure.

Well, that was it at least.  😉  I have been a bit belated in posting.  Too busy storming castles, inspecting ancient inns, gazing out train windows, meeting new friends, and strolling cobblestoned lanes.

But is it?

Though I have been officially unemployed for three weeks now, it’s still not real.  As I wrote in my last post, the first two weeks were filled with far too much adulting.  The stress of that time is finally wearing off after a week in Scotland.  This just feels like a vacation at this point. There was a freakish moment when I was filling out the landing form on the plane. I was bewildered about what to write for “profession”. Am I a writer? Not yet. I spent twelve years as a project manager but that’s not something that I felt defined me. A year from now I suppose I could go back to that, but I don’t know that I will. I wrote “Former Project Mgr” but I think next time I’ll take the advice of a couple of friends and either write, “Explorer” or “Self Unemployed” or “Travel Blogger”.

What’s in a name…

I’m *still* brooding over what the proper name for my blog should be.  I thought I had it finally when “Go Find Glow” came to me but the vast majority either don’t get it or don’t like it. It came to me when I was in the midst of trauma right before I left. My sweet cat Aiko’s health was at a point that I needed to let her go. I left the vet’s office, taking her home to spoil her for one more week before saying goodbye. Grief bubbled up, bordering on hysteria so I fired up “Emergency Calm” on my Calm meditation app (love this app BTW!) and held Aiko and tried to calm down.

Don't ask what the world needs Ask what makes you come alive
After a few minutes, it came to me in a jolt, “Just Glow“.  That’s what I need to do and that should be the name of my blog! I need to do the thing that makes me glow with happiness and that’s what the world needs.  If I can inspire others to do the same then my mission is accomplished. Of course “Just Glow” is already taken… 😑 So, I came up with “Go Find Glow“, but literally everyone looks at me blankly when I say it.

Why do I care what “they” think?

My brother asks me why I care so much about what others think. It’s a valid question.  I suppose I always have worried more than I should about the opinions of others. I’m doing a pretty good job of following the interests that bring me joy; finding my glow.  What makes me glow is often contrary to what is conventional so maybe I’m making progress.

Go Find Glow
Glow Bravely?
Glow Boldly?
Just Glow Away? hahah

Earlier options were Botanical Bohemian and Vicariously Christina…

Stacy says, “Just don’t think about it so hard” but here I am after of months of thinking and hoping that the perfect name would appear.  If I want to figure out a way to make money at this, I need to have a name that is memorable, and I need to have settled on a name before I can take next steps.

Anyway… the next entry will be more fun, I promise!  Up next, some actual travel talk!

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    April 11, 2018 at 2:27 am

    So there is a show on Netflix called GLOW about professional female wrestlers?? surely she wasn't talking about that ... but she was really 'wrestling' […] Read MoreSo there is a show on Netflix called GLOW about professional female wrestlers?? surely she wasn't talking about that ... but she was really 'wrestling' with her decision on a title... oh the word webs we weave... �� Read Less

  • Christina

    April 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Bohemian Glow... interesting! :) I thought Just Glow Away was catchy, too, but worried it sounded kinda negative.

  • Christina

    April 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    <3 !!

  • Michael Short

    April 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Be the dragons!

  • Unknown

    April 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Bohemian glow? I love just glow away....

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Hi, I'm Christina. I love travel, cats, gardens, house sitting, birds, painting, dogs, museums, good food & drink, you know - all the good stuff! I've been working on my first memoir, Magicians, Cross Dressers and My Uterus while living my second!

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