I switched my name from Trisha to Trish when I was 23 years-old. It doesn’t seem like a big change, but it practically created a new person within myself. The truth be told, I used to hate Trisha — not because I disliked my name, but because I was embarrassed introducing myself, feeling like I slurred the “a” at the end. I used to love the speech therapy classes I went to as a child. We got free stickers, we played games, it was great. I still always slurred my name.
There is a lot of power in a name and in the names that we have been given. Trisha means “noble,” or “possessing outstanding qualities,” and I have always striven to satisfy the truth behind my name ever since I learned its meaning as a child. I do not by any means succeed in being true to my name definition all the time, but I do try.
So, ¿cómo te llamas? What name characteristics do you embody? What does your name mean? What words would others use to describe (or name) you? Create the person that you’ve always dreamed that you could be. Start today. Choose words that you want to embody and start living according to those principles, for without a doubt, your name identity will deepen and strengthen until it exudes nothing but beauty.
The way that we live will forever change the way others around us see others that share our names. As for me, I want the world to know that Trisha-s and Trish-s are full of love and outstanding qualities. Be a name ambassador, be yourself through and through.