A few weeks ago I won a blog makeover courtesy of the wonderful Kay, whose blog is full of incredible design ideas and do it yourself projects. To say I am excited for some changes around the blog, is an understatement. I am really looking forward to having things look a bit more polished and organized, something I'm continually striving to do but always falling a bit short.
So, that leads me to a question. Do I remain Just A Small Town Girl or do I finally make the leap to Knowing The Difference?
Just A Small Town Girl came about when I first started blogging because, well, its what I am. Contrary to popular belief, the name doesn't come from the Journey song, but rather the song "Small Town" by John Mellencamp. Just a Small Town Girl is who I am and what I'll always be, even if I should one day make the move from my beloved small town to a big city. Small town girl is attached to both my email and twitter names. Its cohesive, constant, and comforting. Being from a small town is a big part of my identity both online and in real life.
Shortly after the new year last year, I purchased the domain name, knowingthedifference.com which is where you come to read this blog. Knowing the Difference is taken from the serenity prayer which is very important to me. I chose those words because the last line "...and the wisdom to know the difference" is absolutely beautiful. Knowing the difference is something I struggle with on a daily basis -- knowing what I can change and what I cannot change, knowing what I should do and what I shouldn't do, knowing what is best for me and what is best for someone else, knowing when to keep going and when I should stop. I really think that its a life long process. Knowing the difference is something we all have to figure out for ourselves as we all go about our journeys.
So I guess I am having a bit of an identity crisis and am torn between my two identities. Do I remain Just A Small Town Girl or do I fully embrace my domain name to become Knowing The Difference? Can I mesh the two and be Just A Small Town Girl Trying to Know the Difference (which seems incredibly too long)? If I do change do I need to change my email and twitter to make everything more cohesive? Thoughts?
In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!