Why "Fierce"?

Naming a new blog is, perhaps, the hardest part of starting one. You've geared yourself up, clutching your ideas to your chest and are thrilled to jump into the blogging world. Then, two steps into getting signed up for your shiny new endeavor, the other shoe drops: "what would you like to name your blog?"

Brain melting
A most innocuous question, with lasting impact (unless you like starting over, and over, and over...) to your blog and its place in the vast world of the Internet.

When it came time for me to face this giant, smelly shoe of a question, I wracked my brain. I wrote in a journal, brainstormed and surfed the dictionary and thesaurus to find adjectives or phrases that would ring the proverbial bell for me. The ones I did find were too long, too complicated for an address, and I was searching for something simple and to the point.

When I kept striking out on my own, I reached out. Friends are amazing, not only for their awesome, blunt feedback, but in their ability to see things about you that you would never acknowledge for yourself. After bouncing ideas with a couple of friends, one said to me, "How about 'fierce'? Because if anyone is, YOU ARE."

While I still have my doubts that she's correct, any time I mention it, she verbally smacks me with reasons that I'm this amazing, fierce, fiery person unlike anyone else. As we've been friends for *gulp* 20 years (HOLY COW YOU GUYS), I'm halfway to believing her.

This blog is called "Living Fierce" because that is how I am trying to live my life. I don't want to hold back, I will not wait for things to happen, and I will not let my loved ones be sidelined for anything. I will not be silent, I will be fierce, fiery, and passionate in living my life to the utmost!


  1. Love it! And I love that you have a page dedicated to explaining how you named your blog. It really is such a hard decision- took me forever and ever and my poor family was ready to smack me with all of my deliberating and whining. Great title!

    1. Thank you! I love reading how others end up with the names they've chosen for thier blogs, and it gives a little insight into the blogger as well. Thanks for coming by! :)

  2. I agree! Exactly why I named my blog "No Holding Back." Kind of a double entendre because it's no holding back from doing what I want to do in life, but also making sure I don't hold back saying things I should/could say...

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    1. thanks Cher-Ann! Sometimes I forget about how I want to live life, then I'm drawn back to this page for some reason, and remember that fire in my belly. It's an amazing feeling to feed that fire!


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