Blogiversary · Self-Reflection

Where do I begin…Revised

Today is my five-year blogiversary!  I remembered, but really didn’t have time to work on a post.  So, I decide to share a revision of my very first post.  A little something to show how this all began. 

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I have graveled with the title of my blog for so long.  For starters, I have no clue what the purpose of my blog will be.  I am an extremely random person and when thoughts come to mind, I verbalize them.  I simply bring them to life.  I don’t want to focus on one main topic.  I’m not looking to create a blog that will only relate to my line of work.  I don’t have a specific audience I’m looking to reach.  When there is something I feel is worthy of sharing, I want to be able to share it.


Many names have come to mind.  LJ’s Blog…too boring.  The Quirky Counselor roamed around for awhile.  I felt people would be looking for solutions to problems.  What’s your quirk?…has overstayed its welcome.   I actually Googled it and other things with that title came up and I was afraid to use it.


I have been pondering for a name that truly represents me. I am quirky; I am a counselor.  I get these random thoughts in my head.  And on and on and on.  Why don’t I have a name that could be twisted into something unique?  Like my friend, Germaine, who’s blog is called The Maine Idea.  Very catchy, isn’t it?  Or my friend, Valencia,  who goes by the user name, Just Lency So cute! Other names I pondered over  were Everything Under the Sun, Coffee and Sunshine, Sunshine and Coffee, You Can Call Me LJ.


After reading some blogs for inspiration and just observing user names on various social media sites, I finally decided on a name for my blog…Sunshine and Elephants!  Sunshine and Elephants?  Why such a strange name?  Well it represents me in every way.  For starters, they are my two favorite symbols.  I love how the sun radiates energy and life upon everything within its reach, and the massive power and knowledge that an elephant possesses.  The two together are a very eclectic blend.  If you have ever followed me on various social media sites, you would have seen evidence of this union a long time ago through a user name I’ve possessed for many years.  People have always asked how I derived at that name and I just repeat what I explained to you above.


I want my blog to be able to cover any and everything under the sun, hence one of my many thought- over titles.  Tonight, it just hit me that Sunshine and Elephants not only represents me, but it represents any and everything you could possibly imagine. 🙂



2 thoughts on “Where do I begin…Revised

  1. Happy 5 years! That is a long time blogging and a BIG feat.

    I think this year I am at 6 or 7ish. Wow it goes fast, but slow too right?

    Take care and keep on keeping 🙂


    1. I just realized I never responded. Thank you so much! I don’t blog like I used to, but come back to Sunshine and Elephants from time to time. I don’t plan to give up on blogging, but I’m a little stagnant right now.


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