In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Finding Yourself

Well, I guess since I have mainly two to four people who read this, it's ok if I share something a little more personal than what I would post on say, Facebook.

Last week I had one of those days or couple of days that are really inspirational/life-changing, or feel like you are changing your life. In a lot of ways I am the same person I was before that, but what was most meaningful to me was that I started to feel about myself the way I used to feel a very long time ago, say, when I was 18 or 19 years old. I felt very empowered and confident and happy and optimistic and even a tad idealistic. It was amazing for me to start to recognize myself again. Or the part of me that I have missed for the last 17 years (yes, I know, almost half of my life).

So raise your glass (Martinellis or otherwise) and cheer. And if you feel that you have lost some part of yourself, or even all, that you wish you could get back, I for one will be cheering for you to find that, too.