Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pandora No More

In honor of this blog's 500th post, I've decided to change the name.

I've been casually considering changing the name for a while, and in the last couple of weeks, the desire became almost like a conviction.

"Pandora" isn't the right name anymore.

{Click HERE to see the reason behind why I originally chose it.}

For one thing, the name doesn't actually make sense. Pandora is the name of the girl who opened the box of evil and hope. This blog would be the box, not the girl, and the box {to my knowledge} has no name.

It's a little cliche. I like it, but it's...not really fun.

It also gets confused with the music Pandora.

It's time for a change.

The past couple of months have held more change for me than perhaps all the nineteen years leading up to it. Sam and I broke up; I decided that I love college; I made real friends; I fell in love with God with a phenomenal, electric enthusiasm; I found an additional person that I can trust; I got a somewhat full-time, real job; I became a college sophomore; I moved home for the summer.

When I mentioned changing blog names, Natalie commented with a great list of Greek words. I scanned the list and jotted down the ones that caught my interest.

Then everything sort of fell into place on Sunday.

Life has turned out to be nothing like I expected. In some ways it's easier; in some ways it's harder. Nothing is clear. I'm starting to get the idea that it's just a wildly exciting, unscripted adventure.

In the sermon, the guest pastor stressed that striving to imitate Jesus every day is a serious adventure.

PC recently joined the church band, and he's trying to get them to play an Angels & Airwaves song. The name of it? "The Adventure."

Sunday, driving home with Sarah, Cass, and PC, I said, "So, you know how I've been thinking about changing Pandora's name?" They did. I told them the reasons I've just shared with you, and said, "I was thinking maybe the Greek word for 'adventure.'"

"What is it?" they asked.

"Peripeteia." {pair-ih-peh-TAY-uh}

"Yes," they said together.

I think it's perfect. As a story-writing, language-loving, Christ-following college sophomore, my life can only be one thing:

A peripeteia.


P.S. And I'll put it with an upside down A just for you, Jay.


  1. YAY!! life is such a huge adventure and i agree, peripeteia fits everything perfectly :)

  2. Haha, thanks but only if it fits :D

    Nice post Stephanie. I'm happy to hear how you sound in it even though the last year didn't go how you planned. We can make grand plans or have certain expectations but life has a way of messing those up. Going on an adventure is a perfect way to describe it

  3. I love this!

    I'm so happy for you my dear :)