You may have noticed there’s been a blog name change.
It’s a decision that’s been months in the making. I always thought I would want to write under the name Pippin, always thought it helped me to shake off my every day world and focus, always liked how it connected me to a time before I felt self-conscious and anxious about every little thing, a time when getting things Goldilocks-perfect didn’t matter, when I could just try and experiment and see where things led without having an existential crisis.
Now, I don’t think I want to shake off my every day world. I want my every day world and my writing world to be the same. I want them to complement each other and grow together.
So I’m shaking off my childhood nickname and stepping into my real life name shoes – Joanna or, most commonly, Jo.
It feels a little bit weird, but it’s a good weird.
So it’s bye bye to Pippin.
Although Pippin is still most definitely my spirit hobbit…