For years I have been San Chonino.
Years and years and years. Since 2004, approximately. In the link up top, it explains exactly how and when that name came to be.
Yet now I find myself in the midst of a possible identity crisis - a desire to change my online handle.
I know it would cause no end of confusion on this site, but I would surely maintain my same avatar for the forseeable future, to help identify myself under the new name.
I know that it would be weird to suddenly show up with a whole new nickname.
But San Chonino just feels like a wonderful part of my past. And therein lies the problem - it feels like it belongs in that past it's such a wonderful part of.
In all recent things, I've been using the handle Ouroboros. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, it's the symbol of a snake devouring its own tail - in short, the symbol for infinity, unending.
I've always thought it was a cool word, and it's become my Blogger name, as well as my name on all my IM programs.
Maybe this whole identity crisis thing blossoms from my being in Spain, but this is quickly becoming a phoenix-esque transformation in my life. So I can't help but ask myself, do I rise anew from the ashes, baptized with a new moniker?
What do you think, JU? Should I stay San Chonino and cling to that chunk of my past or should I embrace the future with the new handle of Ouroboros?