I've got something to tell you.
I can be a nervous person. Not in the way that I am twitching and talking to myself, although I do do those things... sometimes...no more than every other day, though. I mean, we all have those days right? I can't be the only one. And look at that, I have gone wildly off course in the first three sentences. Nerves.
So here's the thing, I have hidden myself behind my nom de plume (I learned that from Disney's Aladdin. It means pen name!). It seemed easier and made me less afraid to write on the Internets. If I consulted a shrink about this, they would probably say that using a fake name cushioned the real me from the world or some such hullabaloo. It more than likely would have something to do with my fear of spiders and bees. Or I was a jerk-face in my past lives and was hoping not to be found out. Or I have trust issues. Honestly, I could do this all day. I'm stalling. Nerves.
And so here I am. I'm letting go of my nervous nelly belly and coming out of the fake name closet. Yeah that's right, my credit cards don't say Mama Pants on them, you guys. I have a given name. Just like you. And it's time for me to expose myself to you (Giggle-snort) I won't be naked. It just might feel like I am. Like my bits ( I said bits) are swaying in the breeze and I'm having one of those going to school in the buff dreams. But I'm gonna do it anyway.
Because....(cue music and raise your lighter) Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. And um...sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your nay-aa-ame. And all that.
So without anymore hub-bub or lead-in or tension building/sidetracking to the great climactic ending, I have this to say.....
Hi there! For those of you that don't know me in real life, my name is Colleen Thoele and I write this blog. It's nice to finally meet you. You can call me Mama, Mama Pants, Colleen, Sugar Bear, Sweetie Von Love Muffin or whatever you want. I just thought you might like to know my real name. Now that we are friends. I mean, you probably know me better than I know myself at this point. It was time.
Thank you for reading. Seriously.
xoxoxoxo, Colleen (Mama Pants)
PS: You are now returned to your regularly scheduled blog. Stay tuned tonight for an #iPPP post! It's a two for Tuesday!