My name is Moreblessing

For so long I have felt like I have no story to tell and be vulnerable about like most people do. Yet, I write. So I never wanted to use my name on WordPress because it felt too sentimental. Also it seemed as though by displaying my name I was claiming to be someone noteworthy. Of which I am, but I’ll get to that. Names are just… sacred. Too bad, the link to my site is my name (but strangers don’t easily pick that up — or do they?).

Yesterday I finally added my name and picture to my profile, big deal. Khanani was so kind to ask for my name. I had to sit for a while before I replied her because I was asking myself why I hadn’t done so in the beginning. We find ourselves lacking confidence to be. Struggling to accept that we’re uniquely important to the world. I realized that my decision to be addressed as Anomaly was because I had no courage to be myself. Writing under a pen name relieves pressure from a person in some way. I can’t quite explain it but, yeaa the sense of anonymity is just different. I wanted to hide. For most people it’s easier to dismiss our worth than it is to embrace it.

The decision to keep my name from the blogosphere was laced with self doubt. Having people put a name and a face to what I wrote, my real name — was too daunting for me. I felt the need to protect myself from being seen. Of course I shared my writing on my Facebook timeline, used my pictures and WhatsApp statuses, the people I know were not my concern. Never have been. In fact, they addressed me as Anomaly at some point and it was comforting (oh, comfort zones).

But there’s you, the strangers who cared to read my work that I was afraid to be known by and be accountable to. The very people who have kept me writing til now. I was intimidated by your kindness. To know that you’re interested in what I have to say and the state of my mind — is humbling.

This place has allowed for me to grow into who I am with grace. The truth is that as much as I was willing to show up for purpose, it was just hard. I am in over my head with this writing commitment. Writing has required for me to surrender my thoughts and heart to God so that He can use them to speak to you. I couldn’t throw my name in there too. At least not intentionally. I’ve had to set aside my pride for the benefit of embracing authenticity and presenting myself true to you. It’s been a difficult road partly because I’ve encountered people who tried to box me into their idea of they think I am. Taking a shot at writing meant that I would be vulnerable to their rejection and possibly opposition. Ultimately meant that they could see me for who I really am, our species doesn’t really know how to handle this. Tough.

Writing is a delicate art. I am just a girl with a love for letters of the alphabet and the infinite beauty they can create when weaved together. Sharing my name is like marrying myself to the work I put out. I just wanted to be friends with my blog, but now we are partners in purpose.

Anyho, here we are! 2 years, 3 months and 15 days later — I have come to terms with sharing my name. I mean, it was everywhere, but I never owned it. Khanani, thank you. I feel like I’ve stepped into a new dimension of freedom. Oh boy… the weight of responsibility!

Is there anything you’re too proud to see about yourself? Or maybe there is something you’re struggling to come to terms with. Give yourself time. You’re evolving.

53 Comments Add yours

  1. Very empowering !!
    Following you for the same, check out my blog also

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you Piyush 😄
      Heading to your site !

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  2. Kudos to you for owning You! Great read

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  3. So also had not been sharing my writing, but lately I am allowing myself to share myself with the world and enjoying the ‘evolve’. Excuse my English

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Cheering for you!! It’s not as simple as it seems and well done for being courageous

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      1. Thank you love 🙂

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  4. TG says:

    I’m encouraged!

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      I am glad TG 😄

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  5. Mellie says:

    names are sacred for real. hello more blessing

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Look autocorrect’s jealousy — dividing my name without shame 😂😂

      Hello Mellie 🤗

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  6. Hello more blessings 🥂

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Hey Hope 🥂
      It’s Moreblessing though 😊

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      1. I’m sorry. Autocorrect

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      2. Moreblessing says:

        Ah yes, it fights my name always 😂

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  7. justcalmwildness says:

    You have beautiful name. I can relate to not wanting to share somethings on my blog. I had to come to terms with the fact that I am serving a bigger purpose than myself!!

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you 😊

      You know? It’s a whole process. I am glad to hear that you chose to serve purpose 🤗

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  8. wow, am still thinking about it lol puting a name to the face lol, I think for me its because sometimes I write things about family and you just never know how they will take it. You do not want to misquoted lol funny how yesterday someone I interact with on twitter met me in person and asked why my name and picture were not on twitter I was like naa its ok lol.. I will see one day if I will put my name up

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Yesss I totally hear you
      That “line” we cross with our writing 🙌🏾🙌🏾

      But give it time — even if you don’t! We’ve got you.

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  9. tanaka_tkzy says:

    I am bad at connecting dots but i believe i got this one.😁😊😂

    I had been so used to calling you Anomaly. And I just did that again despite noticibg the change to your real and beautiful name Moreblessing.😊 Yes I saw the change and also the golden egg amongst white ones had been replaced by your pretty face.😂 It shall take me some time to fully adjust but I will. Yes Moreblessing I will. And i am proud that you finally got the courage.😊 its a huge step i feel you. Now we fully know. You are blended to your great work.😊

    I like the word Anomaly from the my favorite Series called The 100.😂 Thats why it shall take me time to adjust. You had a great undercover name.

    Stay Blessed.

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      😂😂😂 writers and being descriptive!

      You got it right. Aaaand thank you for the feedback on the post — we grow!

      That series is cool though, I only watched til season 3 and gave up.

      The blog itself is still called Anomaly anyway, so it’s all good 😁 adjust away!

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      1. tanaka_tkzy says:

        😂😂😂Writing is communicating. And Yeepy!! 😊😁 I shall call you Moreblessing from today. I am now waiting for season 7 because i cannot stream it online. Im too poor.😂😂😂 ! Great Day.

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      2. Moreblessing says:

        😂😂😂 touché!

        🤦🏾‍♀️hanzi too poor. As long as you get to watch !

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      3. tanaka_tkzy says:

        Sure thing. Shall wait for maFlash emumaStreet.😂😂

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      4. Moreblessing says:

        😂 you’ll be able to stream online real soon, do what you gotta do in the meantime

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      5. tanaka_tkzy says:

        Sure thing!💯✔

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  10. Aaliyazoya says:

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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      1. Not at all, you are most welcome!

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  11. Wow, this is a beautiful story of growth. I think it’s most interesting that you were comfortable sharing your stories with your family & friends but not us strangers, here. I’m the opposite. I will pour my heart out to this community, because they are like-minded open people and I feel understood. I don’t ever share my posts on social media. Hm. I will ponder this and maybe share my words with the people closest to me. Thanks for the inspiration! Be well 🙂

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you 😊
      I guess I never looked at that way “they are like minded people”… I have such a high regard for this community so, it took some getting used to.

      Crossing fingers for you! I hope sharing your words with those closest to you will thrust you into another dimension of growth 😁
      Stay blessed

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  12. Zerlin says:

    Moreblessing! Inspiring! Please keep writing. ❤

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you for reading 😊
      Will be around 🤞🏾

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  13. Dolly Vas says:

    Very empowering.

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you Dolly 😊

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  14. ashok says:

    What a beautiful name – Moreblessing 💖 and such a heart warming smile 😊

    All the best. Keep shining your light

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you very much Ashok 😁 your support is overwhelming! Please call again

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      1. ashok says:

        My pleasure. Please keep sending moreblessings 😊

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  15. Some where along the post i felt like you wrote about me. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      😄😄😄 I am so glad you could relate! Thank you for reading too, please call again

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  16. kinge says:

    So much truth. Names are sacred and having the courage to share and associate with your work is freedom. I had the same struggle on deciding mine. It’s a beautiful journey of growth we are on, and recognizing this is important. Congratulations on making this step.

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      😁😄 thank you! The freedom has been a joy to experience thus far. Here’s to growth!

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      1. kinge says:

        To growth🙂

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  17. Love the honesty and authenticity of your writing.

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Thank you very much Michele 😄😊 Your presence on Anomaly is valued, please call again

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    1. Moreblessing says:

      Uuuh you’re far too kind!!!

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