Do not be afraid to color outside the lines. Take risks and do not be afraid to fail. Know that when the world knocks you down, the best revenge is to get up and continue forging ahead. Do not be afraid to be different or to stand up for what’s right. Never quiet your voice to make someone else feel comfortable. No one remembers the person that fits in. It’s the one who stands out that people will not be able to forget.

Combination of Love

My name is Anaven. It is a combination name of my Mother “ANA” and my Father “VEN.”

 My grandmother who hated my mother was the one who combined their names, and oh, I have to mention also my brother’s name “AVEN” and our dog’s name “ABAN.”

 So, I believe my name is a combination of love, and of course I wouldn’t change it because….


How about you?  Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

In response to the Daily Prompt: Say Your Name

Wednesday Morning

I’m going to crash your annoying face, then I realized I was working in the office. Of course, I cannot do that, I practiced professionalism for 13 years!
But sooner I will strike you, it’s not just here.

'Don't worry -- he's a trained professional.'
‘Don’t worry — he’s a trained professional.’