02 May 2006


So, I'm thinking of using my middle name instead of Jennifer (my first name).

I'm trying to imagine what that will be like.. I've been Jennifer (or some variation) all my life. I'm trying to think about whether I'm a Claire.. Or whether I could be a Claire. Could I wear that name like it really belongs to me?

And then I think, wow, this is silly. It's just a name. People go by all sorts of names.. it's not that significant. At least I have options. I could be something annoying, like Patience (now, that would be ironic). I could have an icky name I hated.

I'm undecided long term. But I have CPE this summer, and for those ten weeks I will be Claire. If I don't like it, I don't have to keep it.