Wednesday, 28 March 2012
A new me!!! Gok Wan eat yer heart out!
Have you noticed the new me yet?? Well? Does this avatar make my bum look big? No? Good. The decision to have a change of image has been a long time coming. Its something I have been considering for a quite a while but always put off because I was worried that the online community just wouldn't recognise me. The jontybabe pic was just so me! But the picture was something I had found after trawling google and I really wanted a picture that I had some input into so I found one of those dinky 'create your own avatar' sites and hey presto! This is me!
I think the avatar actually says a lot about who I am.
Note the huge bag to carry a good book in and other essentials I might need! The glass of wine you all know I absolutely love! And, the pink laptop to do all my writing and other online stuff. I do actually own a pink laptop! I dress very similar too and am never without a good pair of jeans and a pink top!
As everyone knows, I value my anonymity fiercely. Not because I am ashamed by my family or embarrassed by my writing, but because given my job as a social worker I need to protect my family and not give clients any ammunition they could use against me. Don't get me wrong, not all my clients are like this and I work with some very nice people. However, there are those that are not enamoured by social services!
This much valued anonymity was lost however this week and I felt sick. Luckily however my super secret identity was sussed by a mummy from my daughter's school and one I really like, and not a client. I had joined a special needs facebook page for parents. Now, usually when I do this I check whether theres any other members there that I might know or who might know me. I didn't this time! Dohhhh!!!! I posted a question on that page and an identical question on the school facebook page, of which she is also a member. It didn't take rocket science to figure it out! However, she was very discreet and sent me a private message asking me if I was jontybabe. I can't tell you how sick I felt! There was no point in denying it so I told her that yes I was but asked her to keep it to herself. She agreed and I am just hoping she will because invariably as always happens, someone who is a friend of someone else's might end up as a client! As we like to say in work..........all roads lead back to social services. Eventually! I don't think she has discovered the blog but we will wait and see. (waves to 'M' just in case she has)!
And so, there you have it. I hope you all like the new me. I'd welcome all comments about it - good or bad!
Posted by JB JOHNSTON at Wednesday, March 28, 2012