Ok, I wasn't sure if I'm only the person who felt this way. I surely cannot be the only one who had an "identity crisis" when it came to changing my name after marriage. You know I didn't get married til this year at the age of 31 1/2. I've had my name for a long time. Probably what is considered a third of my life. I didn't get married in my early to mid twenties, and our name is always what we are identified by in a sense. I didn't realize it til after we were married, but I felt like I was kind of attached to my name. After all, it had been mine for thirty-one years. When I was engaged, I didn't give it much thought. I was just so excited about marrying the love of my life. It didn't hit me until I went to the Social Security office to change my name that I would be changing something that I'd had for so long. It was kind of sad. It's like the end of an era.
How does that song go..."Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
I decided to keep my name. I just moved it over to have two middle names. I know alot of girls in the South drop their middle name and replace it with their maiden name, but the name I go by is a combination of my first and middle name. It'd be weird to not have it. So, I have two middle names. LC made fun of this of course, but hey what's a Southern girl to do?? haha! I just wasn't sure if others struggled with this. Also, it's weird having a new last name. Sometimes I catch myself still writing my old last name or introducing myself with my old name. I'm sure I'll eventually get used to it. Hopefully! Haha:)
And here's a couple of goodies for you thirtysomethings (remember when you used to sing this song at the top of your lungs and especially if you worked retail and were closing it up at night. This was my jam!!!!!!!)