So, there was this:
…and things like this:
…and friends who would tell me they had emailed me but sent it to ‘whoamolly’ instead of ‘woahmolly’. And once I started to really notice it, it began to drive me slowly and deliberately insane.
I’m one of those people who has to have everything ‘just right’. My old flatmate, after watching me fuss over whatever in our old house, asked me if I had OCD, and he was totally serious. You know what? Maybe I do. I’ve got this bizarre compulsion to make everything perfect or it just plagues my brain when I could be thinking of other things. So a week or so ago, when someone pointed it out to me (and I’ll admit it – I thought that was the correct spelling) that little, gnawing sense of things not being right started to eat at me.
Last night, it got too much. I relented and changed it.
The relief was palpable. But holy shit, was it an effort and a half. WordPress, Twitter, Instagram all had to be changed. I didn’t have to, but I got a new email address (now I have four to keep track of! Yay!) I had to update links everywhere. I had email people to see if I could change links they had up and competitions I am entered in. Bleh.
But I’m glad it’s done now. If someone pointed it out to me a year from now, it probably would have been impossible!
And it would have slowly driven me insane until my dying day.
Here’s to fastidiousness, spelling things right and the new mis-readings of the URL that can now happen due to my name change. Whoa, Molly – you can relax now.