Today we lose an hour of our life. Sadly. It’s a once in a year problem. Luckily.
However, daylight savings is not an excuse to slack off, sleep more, and stop the wonderful process known as writing.
So write, blog, read, and anything else you normally do in a day.
Don’t compromise your life because of the time change.
Go and accomplish something today even though you have one less hour to do so.
At first, I didn’t know how to celebrate and commemorate International Women’s Day.
After some thinking, I figured I would do a simple shout-out to all the incredible women in my life.
Thus, this post is dedicated…
to my mother for loving me
to my grandmother for supporting me
to my friends for accepting me
to my enemies for humanizing me
to my mentors for guiding me
to my teachers for understanding me
and to each and every woman of the past, present, and future!
So over the years, I’ve had to grow up and get accustomed to having a less common name. I think you know my name by now, but if you don’t, it’s most likely on the right hand side of your screen. >>>
I’ve never met another Herminia much less another Herminia Chow in my life. Although I like my name, I have contemplated what life would be like if I had a more common name. Like Amy or Michelle.
The contemplation has led me to write this post about the advantages and disadvantages of having a common name. Obviously, based on my life experiences.
Pros (of having a common name)
- Most people will spell it correctly.
- Most people will pronounce it correctly.
- You can usually find a souvenir with your name on it.
Cons (of having a common name)
- You may be confused for someone else.
- Lots of other people will have the same name, making you virtually un-Googleable.
- It’s unoriginal (and thus, not exactly a conversation starter).
A bunch of questions for all my lovely readers and followers. You don’t have to answer them; they are just for thought.
Do you have a common name? An uncommon name?
Do you like your name? Do you want to change it?
Do the pros of having a common name outweigh the cons?
Take writing seriously and respect the business. Only then will you succeed.
I can’t be in two places at once.
There is only so much I can do in one day.
There is only so much a girl can accomplish in 24 hours. That is, without compensating the quality or the integrity of said project, relationship, etc.
So if I have to sacrifice something or someone, I am deeply sorry. But I have to do what I have to do.
And call me selfish, but I need to put my own needs first and foremost.
With that being said, I advise those truly altruistic people to try it sometime.
Know when to be selfish. And know when to be unselfish.