One question or just something to think about…what does your name say about you? Ok so I know that started off way too deep but really…your name is just a noun. Your name is simply what you go by. Your name is how people identify you. But what does your name say about you? What comes to someone’s mind when they hear your name? Now a lot of you will say oh we shouldn’t care what people think about and if they like what we say or do and that is true, but that’s not what I’m saying here. You can spend a lifetime caring what people think about the choices you make, how you parent, who you are friends with and so on. But what you can also spend a lifetime doing is building your name your noun into a verb.
A verb is used to describe someone. A deeper meaning of someone’s name. How would someone describe you? Would you be described as warm or cold? Sweet but sometimes a you know what? Stuck up or an includer? Lazy or acts like she’s on go go pills all the time? BINGO! I have always had very high energy. Even as a child I was constantly pretending to be something or planning my next tea party or making my next craft. I look back at pictures of my childhood and think “what was I thinking.” But the beauty in all these past pictures and memories is that I wasn’t thinking. I was living life to the fullest and creating my verb.
I had my friend Cydni once say, “I’m about to Guillot this thing” and it has stuck with me ever since. She made my name a verb! In over 30 years of being this high energy, loving life, crazy person with big ideas I had never had anyone refer to me as a verb. Not only is this hilarious but I took it as a huge compliment. I pride myself in being dependable, fast working, easy going and making things happen in ways that most people can’t imagine. You can come up with an idea and I will find a way to make it happen. I may stay up late and wake up ready to go but that’s how I operate and what people have come to see in me. Ever since she said this it has stuck with me and has led me to help other people see their names as verbs.
My best friend, Audrey is someone who lives care-free. She honks her horn like a spaz but just to wave to people for letting her over. She is always up for an adventure and road trip. She isn’t shy about walking up to a complete stranger and just having a conversation. She is easy going and a yes girl….who likes to take long naps haha! When I am going back and forth on making a decision about when to take a trip or when to decide whether or not to do something out of my comfort zone I say “I’m just gonna Audrey this thing.” All these things are so much more than her name/noun. These are the things that make her who she is and the verbs that make up her life story.
So what are the verbs that you want your name to be made of? What do you want people to think of when they describe or think of you? When someone is in a time crunch will they say, “I really need to Julie this.” When someone needs to help someone out in a hard time will they say, “I need to Morrow this.” When someone needs to make someone laugh will they say, “I need to Sarah this.” What verb makes you special and more than just a noun?
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