Two days ago, I made a big decision: I added a middle name to my facebook profile and became Cheryl Page DeWolfe. Within the first hour three people (including Kiddo) messaged me privately to ask about it. By the morning a few more had asked. I realized I could either keep answering one person at a time or I could just make a post about it.
The responses tumbled in. Lots of “loves” and “likes” and comments that started to make me cry. Most people agreed that it really suits me; several welcomed me under my new name. Someone messaged me and said, “Congratulations on finding the right noise for others who want to get your attention,” which made me giggle. People I never expected to interact spoke up. It was both humbling and uplifting.