For almost 8 years, Rose Quartz has been a playful little nickname of mine. It has featured as my online user name for almost everything through the years, from my Steam Account to my Goodreads account.
I guess it’s a bit random though, if you don’t know the context behind it. It’s been over a month since I changed my blog name and URL to The Rose Quartz, but I still haven’t explained the meaning behind my new name! So, let me.
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Below my ribcage, I have a birthmark around the size of a golf ball. Although it used to be a lot darker in colour, more like a shade of purple, over the years it’s faded and now just looks like a bruise. It is pink though! It’s not even like “hmm, maybe you could call that pink…” shade of pink, it’s just properly pink. On top of that, it’s a weird shape. It’s like a jagged rock.
You see what I’m getting at here? Rose quartz is a very beautiful semi-precious stone, that’s naturally quite jagged and, as you probably guessed, pink.
Yeah, so my nickname, user name, blog name and blog URL are all named after a pretty little birthmark that I have on my stomach, which in turn was named after a semi-precious stone. What a mouthful that is.
I’ve actually had a few issues with it, despite it being pretty cute looking (well, I think so anyway). The skin is thinner under my birthmark, and it’s right along the “sit-down-stomach-crease” so it’s repeatedly bent and moved throughout the day. It’s quite painful day to day but when something hits me in the stomach or a cat/dog walks onto my belly and gets their paws right in the hole I could cry. It’s a pain I couldn’t even try to explain and it makes me feel physically sick. The doctor doesn’t think there is anything wrong with it though – just a malformation of the muscle and unlucky placement!
What’s the meaning behind your blog name and/or blog URL?
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