Today it was the bank. New debit card. New checks. The name on both accounts and the safety deposit box has been updated.
So I got the big ones out of the way. Everything else that needs to be changed isn’t quite as urgent.
Well, that’s not 100% true. I need to update my name at work; payroll, my tax forms, get a new ID, and of course all my insurance stuff too. But I need my new social security card first so all of those are on hold until that comes in.
If I am being honest here, which I always strive to be when I write, I am not upset by the whole changing of the name thing. I am not sad. I am not filled with longing or regret of the life that is now in my past. I am, however, annoyed by how many things have my name on it and a bit regretful I changed my name in the first place. You’d be amazed how many things have your name on them…not just the obvious ones- bank accounts, credit cards, ID either. Pretty much everything we do involves the use of our name.
I changed my name on Facebook but forgot I needed to change it on my google+/Gmail account.
And my email signature.
And my yahoo account for my fantasy football.
And on every app on my phone.
And my groupon account.
Oh, and my co-op membership.
It’s like a never ending list.
And I am sure there are things I haven’t even thought of yet. One day I will stumble upon them and roll my eyes and sigh heavily as I make the change. It’s inevitable.
I am doing the best I can to keep a list of what has been changed and what still needs to be changed. I am hoping I will have the bulk of these changes made by the end of the week.
I am just ready to be Dacia Root 100% of the time.
I mean, I am Dacia Root. There’s no doubt about that.
Just don’t ask to see my blood donor card….it’s filled with lies and false identities ;)
For now, rant about name change over…
There are far worse things in life than having to sit on hold and fax in paperwork. I am still definitely one of the lucky ones. For that, I am truly grateful.
Love and hugs-
P.S. I have a new blog name. I am going to make a big change. Soon. Well, just as soon as I figure out the actual process. So stay tuned!