Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day: Next Month's Blog Changes

What Will May Bring?


I heard a clear call to wind down and retreat for the month of May, and I have decided to heed that call. I always regret it when I don't! :)


Right now, I am planning to post three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but some posts will be brief (and some will be wordless). Here are the themes I have in mind, so far...

(1) Moon Monday: I'll let you know which moon phases to prepare for each week.

(2) Wishcasting Wednesday: Each week, we get to make a wish, along with Jamie.

(3) Faerie Fridays: I have found some really gorgeous music to share that is enchanting (and enchanted).

A New Name...

Have you ever had such a deep spiritual shift that afterward, you felt like you weren't quite the same person? And yet you knew you had connected with a part of yourself that was more true to who you really are than the way you had known yourself before?

As both a pen name (for my writing) and a spiritual name, I have chosen Anna Jane Moonstone to represent me on the web and to remind me of who I am becoming and who I have been.

It's not my birth name and in my private life, among family and friends, my name will not change. So for those of you who already know me or who have seen my other name online, I am sure it will take some getting used to, which I completely understand.

And though I do like the idea of creating some daylight between my life at home and my work online, I am not trying to hide my other name. I just won't be using it.

So I may begin to use Anna instead as I sign my blog posts this month. Or I may wait, as I am still getting used to it, too. We'll see!

What have you got planned for May?

Have a great day!

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  1. Wow...a name change. That's big! Good for you.

    I've been contemplating changing my name for years and the ONLY reason why I haven't is because of the back lash from my family and friends. I decided on my "real" name when I was 10 and still feel like I should have it now 34 years later. I should have done it then when it would have been easier! lol!

    1. Thanks, Lynne! Wow, you have known your real name since you were ten?? That's amazing! I bet a day will come that you won't be able to stand it and will find some way to use it. I have been doing work on blending identities, merging all that I have been, including names, and that is helping me feel more settled about the change.

    2. Maybe you'll share that one day....either publicly or privately! You know how to get me ;-)

    3. Maybe I will! It's not really a secret, but I am such a private person. So look for an email, LOL.


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