Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Who Exactly Am I?

For some time now, I have been thinking about changing my blog identity. When I became the "Erstwhile Librarian" almost three years ago, I'd been retired only two years and was working part-time as a staff trainer for the library. Images of me sitting at the reference desk or walking through the library stacks with patrons still permeated my dreams...and nightmares.

How things have changed. On Tuesday, my friend Sherry and I stopped by our former library on our way to lunch with our also-retired friends. Walking through the front doors of the library where I'd spent so much of my professional life was an entirely different experience. I knew practically no one at the Circulation Desk and most of the librarians were strangers to me. I passed by the office where I once spent so much of my time and felt not one pang of sadness or even recognition. It was as if all those years of library experience had simply vanished from my life's resume.

So now I am thinking that it is time to change my blog title. I've been sitting in front of my computer trying out new blog names and URLs. So many of my creative choices have already been taken so I am still trying to find one that will carry me through the years to come. And this exercise has made me sit down and think about who I really am now and how I want others to view me. This self-analyzing stuff is really hard...

6 comments:

Renee said...

well you could go with one of your new found hobbies.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

interesting post honey. i never thought about it like that...

take you time so you get it perfect for you!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

rosemary said...

I vote for something with shoes...

when i started my blog I was already past identifying with my profession...nursing. The stint I did at the Library was a gift. When i think of you i see shoes and now golf clubs...and those tap shoes.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... I've always known you as Joan... LOL...
Have a great weekend!
~Michele~

Linda said...

Have you tried something with "tapdancing" in the title?!?

And yes, self analysis is very, very hard! Good luck to you!

Patti said...

Tapping through Retirement

or

Tapping into New Talents ~

or

Bookworm No More