Wednesday, January 25, 2012
All my life I have preferred the name Kimberly to Kim. When I was in Kindergarten I remember not knowing how to spell Kimberly so I would write Kimmie on my papers. Do not ever call me that. The point is, when people ask me which I prefer I say, "either." Why don't I tell the truth??? Please don't call me Kim. I think they are going to tell me Kimberly is too many syllables and that Kimberly isn't my real name (its totally my real name) and that I'm not pretty enough to be a Kimberly. Weird, right?
I also remember watching commercials for career colleges as a kid and when they would list the various degrees offered, I would always dream of what it would be like to be an interior designer. Then at BYU I chose my major so that I could take the most interior design classes (they stopped offering it as a major shortly after I started school there). Since graduating I've taught interior design for five years. My students have won two district wide competitions and taken first and second in the state for other competitions, but I still don't feel like an interior designer.
SO: I'm going to tell everyone that I'm a singer (because I totally sang the National Anthem at an assembly in September) and I'm going to tell everyone that I'm an interior designer, and I'm going to tell everyone that my name is Kimberly. And I'm going to believe myself, when I say I'm all of these things.
Because I really am.