Sadje is our host for the Sunday Poser and this week asks
When I started my blog in 2013, I had no idea which direction it would take. I was careful not to use names in my posts, and people began to address me as Pen, Pens or Pensitivity.
I did a post on how I came to be named and amended my About page and Gravatar introduction accordingly. Now everyone knows me as Di.
As for Pensitivity101, that sort of came about as a play on words, as I was always considered someone who was a little sensitive (to moods and people) and thought a lot, deeply, and would often contemplate space as I mused and mulled over one thing or another.
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, Pensive is defined as thinking in a quiet way, often with a serious expression on your face.
This picture was taken in April 2015, overlooking the Malvern Hills.
Who was to know that eighteen months later I would have lost almost three stones in weight and be facing my first encounter with breast cancer .
There is an irony to my blog title though which I have just found out today actually.
If you read my post about how I came to be called Diana, this should raise a smile!
Pensive was a bright chestnut Thoroughbred racehorse that in 1944 won the first two legs of the U.S. Triple Crown. Pensive also began only the second sire line “hat trick” in the Kentucky Derby, as his son Ponder won the 1949 Derby, and Ponder’s son Needles won the 1956 edition. Wikipedia
Needles won in the year I was born.
Maybe I should have been called after the horse!