Member Since: 04/23/07
Last Login: 06/30/08
Program Progress: Day 3
Yes, Misty you do need business cards and it will be great when they arrive. Even retired people need a card to share with others so they can connect via email or phone. This didn't need to be such a long process. You can print ten cards up on the computer and change them every day if you like. You deserve this. Can't wait to see your new card.
I'm just one day behind you. Kayla is my chosen name, not my "family" name, except that it really is my family name. I was named after my great-grandmother, whose Yiddish name was Kayla, which got changed to an English name, which was my given name on my birth certificate. I have never resonated with my given English name. I never felt like the name fit me. All the blond, pig-tailed cheerleaders in my high school went by my name. It always felt like a frivolous, immature name, not that I'm putting cheerleaders down, but I am just so not the joiner, bouncy, cutesy type. I have always been a deep-thinking, reflective, wise
The name I was given as an infant in a naming ceremony in synagogue was Kayla Malka. I like that name way better than my English name. I've actually considered changing my name back to Kayla for day to day use. Especially after I recovered from cancer. It turns out that there is a Jewish tradition that you go through a re-naming ceremony after coming through a life-threatening situation.
So that's my name story. I may just reclaim my real name yet.