A Joyedian’s Tale: I Like My Name


Dear angels, God, Ascended Masters, Entities of Light, saints, Mother Gaia (Earth) . . .  and any and all beings for the good of all concerned, thank you for another day and for being a part of it.

Often when I am thinking of what to share in the blog or through other social media, I look one of two things: 1. what I’ve been learning that week or 2. where I’ve had the strongest emotional reactions.  (Many times they are connected.)

The past week or so I’ve had some interesting emotional reactions, following the Occassion of becoming  a married person.  My biggest emotional trigger was the question of what would become of my name.

I like my name.  I’m even a little attached to it.  So, I knew pretty early on that I was going to keep it.  The funny thing about it is that I often assume other women will change theirs.  Most women do.  So, it’s only natural that others would assume I’m changing mine, right?

But I’ve had quite an internal reaction to the issue!  Why would I want to change my name?  I think.  I LIKE my name, I think.  It’s who I am.  I’m not that I’m particularly attached to “Karl” for the family name, nor am I super attached to my German ethnicity — nothing like that.  It’s just — I like myself, and I associate myself with that name: “Teri Karl.”

Am I a little feminist?  Sure.  Am I a little rebellious?  Certainly.  But I don’t think those facts ultimately have much to do with it.

I like my name. I’ve had no desire to change it.  So, I didn’t.  

Any thoughts on your name?  Much love and many blessings to you all, now and always. ❤

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