Hi I'm Jaime the member formerly known as Shevia. When I first joined YLF's forum over 12 years ago, I still had the idea that one might have an online life that is anonymous or at least semi-private. I was disabused of that notion a long time ago. So I decided it is high time that I just use my actual name already.

My word is disrupt. Not because of the pandemic, although that certainly was a disruption for the entire world. But the little bubble where I live was recently disrupted when someone I know (as a buyer/seller at her former consignment shop) was hired to renovate and modernize two of the charity shops that I frequent. Anyhow, when I walked in and saw her behind the counter much excitement ensued and before I knew it she had drafted me to work at the newly renovated shop in my town. (I am fully vaccinated, boosted and masked.) I am not sure if this going to work out to be a long term arrangement, but I have learned so much about my introverted personality already that it has proven to be quite the disruption to my sense of self. I am going to go with this and see what radically disrupting some of my self imposed limitations looks like this year.

As I wrote in the blog comments, my color is purple - which I believe I have chosen before. Purple mixes the calmness of blue with the energy of red and brings out the green in my eyes. I have chosen to embrace my contradictions and play up the positive so what could be better!

Attached is my first working in the thrift store mirror selfie . Hope you managed this long read - any questions or comments welcome as always.

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