The first thing you need to know about me is that I'm awesome. I don't actually believe that I am, because I'm neurotic and ...
What's In a Name?
The first thing you need to know about me is that I'm awesome. I don't actually believe that I am, because I'm neurotic and insecure like that, but I have a scientific turn of mind and the evidence is pretty compelling. It's getting to the point where my awesomeness is pretty difficult to deny, and so I've decided to embrace it and inform people of the fact as often as possible. You know, so they don't keel over from the shock of discovering it all on their own.
I'm super noble. You'll soon learn that about me. It's part of the awesome.
My husband is an Optometrist. In non-fancy speak that's an eye doctor. He's kind of awesome too. I'm pretty sure I've rubbed off on him over the years. Anyway, when he was at Optometry school I liked to plot about what his future clinic would be like. Scheming and plotting makes my inner villain super happy. My favourite plotting moment was when I came up with the PERFECT clinic name. Even then my awesomeness was beginning to shine through.
Neil was cautiously impressed, in a that's-really-cool-as-long-as-you-aren't-actually-serious kind of way. He ended up naming his clinic after the wee little town we live in, but I thought it should have been called, VANDERVISION.
Ever since then I've wanted to use the name for something. So I started a blog. Yeah, you'll hear me talk big about the REAL reasons I started up this site. Wanting to connect with people, wanting to preserve my awesomeness for posterity, blah blah blah. But it's really about the name.
And being awesome.
How do you channel your inner awesome?
About author: Kimberly VanderHorst
Kimberly Vanderhorst wrote her first book when she was seven (it was totally awesome, but the world isn't ready for it yet), and her next when she was twenty-seven. When asked to account for the intervening decades, she likes to suggest the possibility of alien abduction with as straight a face as possible.