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What is in a name?
I am participating in a 30 day photo challenge and the other day the photo of the day was: Me. Well, it was a work day and I forgot I was supposed to take a picture of myself until I was driving home. By this point in the day, most of my makeup was gone and I’m sure my hair was pulled up into either a messy bun or a crooked pony tail. So during my long commute home I was thinking about how this non-photogenic person was going to take a decent “selfie” to post when a remake of the song I was named after came on the iPod. Problem solved – I took a picture of the song title and posted it. Which got me thinking about names, I personally detest mine. Not even my grandparents call me by that name, I won’t answer to it. The original song has been sung to me so many times in oh so many off key renditions that just hearing the name can make my skin crawl. In an effort to get people to forget about that one song, I have actually started collecting songs with my name in the title. I have found four songs with the same title that are nothing like the dreaded song that my misguided parents heard that fateful day. Consequently, I have found one remake I can tolerate because it is nothing like the original. How do you feel about your name? Were you named after someone?
Today is my 30th birthday. Some people might see that as the beginning of my downward descent on “the hill” of life, but with how old people are living these days, I think I’ve barely begun. Sure, my joints ache and I’m tired a lot, but I still don’t feel old. I hang out with my 21 year old friends just as easily as I do my 40+ year old friends.
They say that age is all in how you feel. Well, I’m 30 and I feel pretty good. I’m married to a wonderful man, I have the most beautiful and sweet little girl on the planet, I have a home that I love a car that runs, and the bills get paid every month. Yes, I hate school but I’m almost done. Once I graduate and get pass the registry, I’ll be able to work with patients and do something I really love to do. How many people can say that? Did I also mention that my debut novella is being released today?? HOW COOL IS THAT??
I’m blessed. And today is my birthday.
I’m currently in New Orleans partying it up with my husband and in-laws (it’s way more fun than it sounds, I promise you — they party harder than I ever did!) but in my absence, I wanted to leave you with a chance to win a pressie on my birthday. I’m offering up a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes as well as the chance to win a copy of my debut novella (as Paige Prince) Second Chance at Love. Enter using the Rafflecopter below!
Today’s birthday bash surprise is sponsored by the fabulous Brianna from The Book Vixen (who rocks my socks completely off). The present offered today? A Kindle book of your choosing (up to $10 limit)! Want to win? Enter the Rafflecopter below. There are a TON of chances to get your name in the pot to win this awesome prize.
Welcome to MamaKitty’s 30th birthday bash! She doesn’t actually turn 30 until the 11th, but we’re having a big ass party all month long!! There will be guest posts and giveaways from some of our favorite authors and bloggers, so stay for the party and leave with the pressies!
Coming up this month, you’ll see posts from:
- Beth Yarnall
- PJ Schnyder
- Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine
- Cari Quinn
- That’s What I’m Talking About’s very own TwiMom
- The Book Vixen
- …And more!