Well, as if 'all i ask' wasnt cluttered enough, here i go again. Maybe 'all i ask' needs to be divided to cut the clutter.....maybe music and non music related topics.....i dunno. Just a thought. Anyway, here is my new posting:
Some people in the forum use their real names, some have finn related names, some come from elsewhere. Where did your name come from?
While my current signature gives some background on my nick 'Half-Full', I'll share the whole story.
Nearly 3 years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism, and I went online seeking information and greater understanding of my son's condition. I came across a support chat for people dealing with autism, and have been a regular in that chat room ever since.
My nick originated in that room. I chose Half-Full because one of the most surprising things about my son's diagnosis was that I didnt wish he wasnt autistic.....I was perfectly happy with him as he was, and i felt optimistic about his future. My glass, as i saw it, was most definitely Half-Full, as opposed to the alternative, half empty. (In fact, it runneth over)
I actually found myself regretting that nick after a while, when i went thru periods of feeling less than optimistic. As I shared my fears with my chat buddies, i began to feel i wasnt living up to my nick, and seriously considered changing it. (Did i take it too seriously, or what?) Anyway, i came to the conclusion that it didnt always have to represent me, it could also be there to remind me, when i need reminding, of all that i have. And to keep a positive outlook.
Now its come to have a special meaning for me, and even tends to crop up in my writing occasionally. So thats my story!