Saturday, January 23, 2010

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
Uh, hum … Attention audience of eight followers. Have you noticed my new name and feed burner addition to the blog? Plug in your email address in the box to the left and I will sneak my way into your inbox whenever I post. How convenient is that? Please… do it now, go ahead … I can wait…really, I will wait. (Imagine elevator music in background, along with toe tapping to the rain).

Now that we have that business out of the way, let me “splain,” as Ricky Ricardo would say. Why the changes? Where is The Sharing Fish? Gone. Poof. Kaputz.

The Sharing Fish has moved on to that big aquarium in the sky, for a few reasons:
1. I don’t fish, live on a houseboat, snorkel, or own a fish tank
2. I don’t possess a love of the sea. The beach? Yes. Shrimp and crab? Love it. The sea? eh.
3. My husband is not a fisherman. Not even close. He is a typical Technical Engineer. His favorite cartoon is the one of a handsome hunk leaning into the beautiful woman, about to kiss her, with the balloon above his head that reads “I’d rather be programming.”

I admit it. I confess my last name includes the word “FISH,” our eating utensils are in the shape of fish and I am a sharing person (roughly 92.8% of the time). However, that blog name never fit ME ... I hastily rushed into it like the impatient Italian I was raised to be. A change was in order, but I feared the eight of you would never find me again. I stopped and mulled things over and then decided to go for it. Scratching my head, I pondered, “Who am I?”

The quote, “Remember you are unique, just like everyone else” came to mind, but offered little hope. A couple weeks passed and while grading papers in fourth grade, it hit me like a kickball to the back of the head. Unicycle Rose!! I have never mentioned it, but I started riding the unicycle when I was ten (save that story for another time) and my best and dearest friends call me by my middle name, Rose. Voila! Unicycle Rose…It fits! So hop on. Maintain your balance and enjoy the ride. It is okay to wobble and fall off. Don’t be embarrassed, it happens to me all the time :o)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Yea Crista Rose!! :)
Here's a quote for your new name:
"She knew this transition was not about becoming someone better, but about finally allowing herself to become who she'd always been." (Amy Rubin Flett)