MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#16 Postby MissAlina » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:04 am

Thank you for the warm welcomes everyone!! I really look forward to meeting you all, too. :romance-grouphug:
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Current ride: '05 Kawi Vulcan 1500 Classic (VN1500N) - "Vivienne"
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#17 Postby MissAlina » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:06 am



Thank you! Oh wow! La Grange is definitely waaay out of my own backyard. lol I'll see what I can do!!

And I knew I had seen that flier at some point because I've had ZZ Top stuck in my head for the last few days. lol!!
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Current ride: '05 Kawi Vulcan 1500 Classic (VN1500N) - "Vivienne"
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#18 Postby MissAlina » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:42 am

Tina, thanks so much for changing my name on this forum. :romance-heartsthree: I suppose this would be a good place to post this info for anyone who may be confused:

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Hey everyone, this probably won't be much of a big deal to most, but it's a big deal to me... I am changing my name from Allyssa to Alina (ah-LEE-nah). It's of Slavic origin meaning "bright" or "beautiful". When I really started my journey of self-discovery over a year ago I chose the name Allyssa Paige to honor my two daughters, both of whom are not in my life as much as I would like for reasons I am not willing to get into now.

As I continue to discover myself and become more the person I was meant to be, I find that I want more individuality, such as a name I can call my own rather than a name I borrowed from someone else. Now that I am going out dressed up and meeting people and making new friends, it feels disingenuous to introduce myself as "Allyssa" when that is the name I call my daughter.

I have decided to keep Paige as my last name as I love the name and my daughter Paige is not in my life at all. I can't let go of the idea of keeping her with me permanently, even though she isn't there. That's why I have a tattoo of her baby portrait taking up my entire right bicep.

Thanks, everyone for hopefully understanding and respecting my decision. I guarantee that this won't be the last change I make in my lifetime, so get used to it. lol I've got a long way to go to find my true self and what makes me happy. Every step matters.
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#19 Postby BigSky » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:32 pm

Alina, I completely understand why you made the change. I am honored to be included in these moments and happy to have you as a friend.

xo
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#20 Postby Motomom » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:41 am

MissAlina wrote:Tina, thanks so much for changing my name on this forum. :romance-heartsthree:

You are so very welcome.

I went ahead and just now changed the Subject for this thread too, all 19 posts... :shock:

Sorry though, was not going to go into each post and change your response name. You are all good now though!!

Thank you for coming to the bbq, it was great meeting you!!

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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#21 Postby MissAlina » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:10 pm

Motomom wrote:
MissAlina wrote:Tina, thanks so much for changing my name on this forum. :romance-heartsthree:

You are so very welcome.

I went ahead and just now changed the Subject for this thread too, all 19 posts... :shock:

Sorry though, was not going to go into each post and change your response name. You are all good now though!!

Thank you for coming to the bbq, it was great meeting you!!

:romance-kisscheek:

How did you get so awesomeeeeeee. :happy-jumpeveryone:
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#22 Postby BigSky » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:58 am

Motomom wrote:You are so very welcome.


I love you, Tina!!
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#23 Postby NinjaMama » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:36 pm

Dear Miss Alina,
I hope you know, you have my support in your journey of self discovery.
xoxoxo
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under the glassie, cool, translucent wave,
in twisted braids of lillies knitting
the loose train of thy amber-dropping hair.

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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#24 Postby MissAlina » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:08 pm

NinjaMama wrote:Dear Miss Alina,
I hope you know, you have my support in your journey of self discovery.
xoxoxo
S.

Thank you! I do know. You are all such amazing people. And it was *really* great talking to you at the BBQ! I hope we get to do it more soon. :)
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#25 Postby MissAlina » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:10 pm

BigSky wrote:Alina, I completely understand why you made the change. I am honored to be included in these moments and happy to have you as a friend.

xo

I cannot tell you how happy and honored I am to have you as a friend!! You've even met my crazy family now, so it's official! :lol:

P.S. We also almost DIED together, so... Juss sayinn! :shock: :pray:
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#26 Postby BigSky » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:52 am

MissAlina wrote:P.S. We also almost DIED together, so... Juss sayinn! :shock: :pray:


Yes, we did!! I just posted that in the Accidents & Mishaps forum, fyi. :)
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Re: MissAlina - Introducing myself! :)

#27 Postby Motomom » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:19 pm

BigSky wrote:
Motomom wrote:You are so very welcome.


I love you, Tina!!

And I love you Jen, so very much!!
Tina....
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