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Hello world!

It’s been a long time since I have done any blogging. But I felt like it was time to start sharing my thoughts with the world again.  🙂

After a long day in battle with the evil WordPress sprites, who didn’t want me to have exactly what I want, we have come to a suitable compromise. I didn’t want to pay $99 just for the luxury of changing a few features on some of the pre-made templates. And no, I definitely don’t want to rely on my techie-husband again for custom website affairs (conflicts therein are largely responsible for the end of my last blogging attempt).

So, now, here I am. “Shelley in the Rain.”

Perhaps I should begin with the story of this blog’s name. I have a sister who is sixteen years younger than me. When she was learning the ways of auditory and verbal coordination, she dubbed me “Shelley in the Rain.” No mere toddler mumble, this clever sobriquet came with a logical explanation. My real name, first+middle, is “Shelley Lorraine.” Furthermore, I happen to be quite fond of rainy days. The smell of rain, the pretty clouds, the melancholic feeling all around… My little sister naturally assumed that my name must be “Shelley in the Rain” and I am plenty happy to accept the error. Of all the unique names my younger siblings have given me (including Howie and Aye-Aye – which prompts my father to address me, “Aye Aye captain Howie” to this day, ugh.), this one from my littlest sister is my favorite (for obvious reasons).

After deliberating over my previously used pseudonyms (many of which I feel I have outgrown) and topic-based titles, I settled on  “Shelley in the Rain,” a title that is still true to my essence. And, since this blog is to serve as an outlet for my various wandering thoughts and opinions, I chose not to limit the possibilities with a topic-based title.

Stay tuned for my next post!

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