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Theresa Peterson's Last Blog

April 12, 2013 - Theresa Proudfit
This is it. My very last blog as Theresa Marie Peterson. When I return from my two week vacation on April 29th, I will continue my blogs as Theresa Marie Proudfit. It will take a little getting use to, after all, I've been a Peterson for 40 years.

When making the decision to change my name I gave all the options a good look. First I tried to talk John into taking my name, he is usually pretty easy going, but on this specific item he wouldn't budge an inch. Hyphenating sounding like a mouthful, dropping my middle name seemed unfair and although keeping my name may have been easier, it felt a little too disconnected for me. I also considered changing my name to "Princess Consuela Banana Hammock" but as it turns out one of my "Friends" has already claimed that one.

Some people say you shouldn't change your professional name because people won't remember your previous accomplishments. I've also heard you lose your identity or your individualism when you take your husbands name, but I really don't see that happening to me. In my heart I'll always be a Peterson. I love my family and I'm proud of the Peterson name. I'm still gonna be the same person I've always been and I'll still make my mark in the world. I'll just do the second half with a new last name.

I love my fiance, his kids and his family and I am proud to become a Proudfit next week. I will take pride in my new name because I'm marrying into a wonderful family.

Now I just need to get through all the paper work.


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