Reverb10. December 23.
New name. Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why? (from Becca Wilcott, author of Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion)
When I saw this prompt last night, my first thought was to skip today. I don’t want another name. I love mine and the fact that it’s difficult to pronounce correctly (particularly for Canadians) has shaped important pieces of my personality. Then I thought I’d write an earnest telling of that shaping. Thankfully, you’ve been spared. This morning I was led to Alex Franzen‘s 2011 manifesto cheat sheet via Dian of Authentic Realities. I fell in love. Here is my version, containing my answer to today’s prompt.
Sensory Surroundings, Sights & Sounds:
POWER COLOR: Orange
ANTHEM: How Not to Behave (Christine Kane)
Fantasy, Mystery, Magic & Mirroring:
PRETEND BFF: Umm…Danielle LaPorte and John Hiatt
FANTASY MENTOR: Marianne Williamson
TOTEM ANIMAL: Wolf
SPIRIT GUIDE: Dragonfly
Mantras, Monikers & Mind Anchors:
CHOSEN NICKNAME: She-Ra, Princess of Power
CORE WORD: Trust
SUPERHERO SMACKDOWN WORD: Zowie!
STOP IT, DAMMIT: Doubt
Emotions & Electrical Impulses:
GENTLY SPOONING: Grief
MAKING FRIENDS WITH: Joy
CEREMONIOUSLY BURNING: Lack
INVITING OVER FOR TEA: Abundance
NON-GUILTY PLEASURE(s): fair-trade coffee, coconut oil, Arbonne skincare, highlights in my hair, life-changing non-fiction, my new Vita-Mix, gorgeous cozy scarves, living at the beach with my two great loves.
* I would love to read your manifesto cheat sheet in the comments or leave a link to your blog and remember to check out the brilliant mind behind it all.