Okay, I realise the title of this post probably sounds a *tad* more dramatic than it needs to be, but this is how I feel right now so we’re going to roll with it.
If you follow my blog or social accounts, you may have noticed a slight change (if not, that’s fine too and if you are new here, hi!) and that change comes in the form of the blog’s name itself.
For the past few years now, I had been posting under the name Weesi’s World, which, if you didn’t know, Weesi was my childhood nickname, first given to me by my siblings. When I started my blog, using Weesi gave it the personal touch to the site I wanted, while the ‘World’ allowed me to cover everything else going on in ‘my world’ – it made sense to me at the time, but it also allowed me to be the person I wanted to be.
You see, I wasn’t 100% myself when I started blogging, I was in a very different place to where I am now, but ‘Weesi’ – although very much a part of me – in my mind was that fun loving, bubbly little sister/friend she had always been and I could still continue to be her in a way online, even if I didn’t feel it personally at the time. I guess what I am trying to say is, that it was some sort of an alter ego persona. It allowed me to be outspoken and good humoured when my personal life felt like it was going to shit, but I was hiding behind it too.
Not many people I knew IRL, knew I was blogging and it suited me to have it that way. Social media and putting yourself “out there” online is still a relatively new concept for some people and you never know how they will react. However, I am older now, in a much healthier place than before and I have no problem with my putting my name, to the content and causes I believe in, no matter what anyone may or may not say.
It’s been fun, but I am ready to just be me again, and that’s why this blog now goes by deniseharding.blog or Denise H Blog, which will be the handle of my social media accounts going forward. So, goodbye ‘Weesi’ – there is still a place for you in my personal life, there always will be – and thanks for allowing me to be the best version of myself when I needed it most.