The journey begins with a name…

Leighs birth card
Apparently, exactly 49 years ago today, my first officially-documented name was “Girl”.

How many of you wanted, at some time or another, to change your name? Oh, I have. It’s amazing how many ways the name “Leigh” can be pronounced.

Had I been born male, my parents told me that my name would have been Christopher. Hmm. Not too bad.

Now, that I’m 49 years older, I’m getting that itch to change my name again. Something bold. Something that makes a statement. Something that illustrates my personality. Something that says, “Hey, I’ve almost completed a half-century of living, and I’m still going strong!”

Pleased to meet you. My name is (just for today) Sparkles.

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