Syllables...five. Count 'em. Even when I say it now, my shoulders kinda dance...
...Col-leen Sull-i-van...la te da
But life is full of trade-offs.
You know...can't sing? Then be creative.
Can't dance? Then fall-down funnily (is that a word??)
So, my trade off concerning my name was going from a lilting 5 syllables to 3. Three.
Col-leen Blake. Sounds so...abrupt...Col-leen-lalala Blake. Blake. Like ,"OK- I'm done Blake".
You're probably wondering "so, what's the trade off for this?"
Or maybe you're wondering "why am I reading this...."
OK, my trade off is that every time I go to conventions or trade shows where you have to register...it's usually by last name!
So, I got to go from the "S,T" group to the "A, B" group!
Front of the line, here I am! Usually the first greeter you see is the "A, B" greeter. While the other lines, you know, the "C, D, E's" and the "K, L, M's" are fighting their way to the front, I have already checked in and received my complimentary T-shirt, tote bag and coupon for a free drink!
I don't know about you, but I think I did alright....
Maybe I should go by Col-leen Sul-i-van-Blake...that sounds kinda musical, don't you think??
What 'trade-offs' have you made??