What’s in a name?

“Twenty” is, quite clearly, my nickname. My dad gave it to me when I was a teenager, playing ASA competitive softball. During my first season in competitive ball, after making the leap from playing little league, I was nearly 14, and I was allowed to pick my jersey number for the first time, as opposed to picking one from a number range of already-printed t-shirts. I considered it for a moment, and asked for the number 20. My dad, who was one of the coaches of my team, looked surprised, and asked if I was sure. I was, and that became my number, and soon, Dad’s favorite nickname for me. I’m not a teenager anymore, but he still calls me Twenty.

I went through several different @handles for my Twitter account before I came to the one I have now, including variations on my actual name. When I decided that I wanted my main Twitter account to be “private” (or as private as things are on the public internet), I needed a handle that would replace my name. I considered it a moment, and Twenty came to me…but I wanted it to be a little more than just an appellation. So, I thought a few moments more, about how I wanted to present myself, and through which lens I wanted to both view the world, and be viewed by the world. They say hindsight is 20/20, but I really desire to try and see as clearly as I can in the here and now. Combine the two, and you get @Twenty20sight.

Now the time has come to begin a blog. I return again to the filters through which I want to view and be viewed, and to the goals I have for this blog (see my first post for the enumeration of those goals). It seems rather appropriate to name this blog, then, by coming back to the idea of clarity of sight, and to the same nickname I’ve had for more than 20 years.  Welcome to Twenty’s Sight.

You can find out more about me in these places:

About.me – http://about.me/twenty20sight
deviantART – http://twenty20sight.deviantart.com/

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