Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A new name...the same me.

You may have noticed that the web address of my site changed from stevenrigney-journal.blogspot.com to www.amindstretched.com. It's been a long drawn out process. For almost two years now I've been trying to decide what I wanted it to be called, what was I, who was I? Who am I?

Somehow today Erin pointed it all out to me in a way that just made sense.

The hard thing about you is you are you
there isn't any one thing that stands out more than the other
and your blog is just like that
like I am a mom and a wife
you are Steve
you know yourself and are secure in yourself and who you are and no one thing defines you-you define it
you are like the ubermale

Then she pointed me in the direction of a blog post about coming up with website names. Then finally, I remembered a quote about a mind stretching. I had to look it up to be sure, but the quote is:

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

I had it. A Mind Stretched. It's what I am. What I want. It's why I constantly push myself to learn new things and try new things.

Finally another quote comes back, this one from Shakespeare:

What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet