Call me Colin

Colin Carlsen

Friends, Family, and Associates,

Lately, things have just been hectic. From personal affairs to business; I cannot seem to get steady in life. I live in an uncertain mess, not knowing what usually comes next. Do I love being in a utter-changing lifestyle — well, sorta. But it comes down to that I cannot relax or experience personal happiness at any matter of a long period of time.

That’s all about to change.

You may recall my last Medium post in which I made a very clear move in my life to create happiness. It failed. While I have grown and learned a lot since then about life and myself; I’ve had a gut feeling that's more on the root level. That’s why I’m changing my name. Now, many of you are going to ask, how does your name affect anything? For the longest time, I was in the same boat as you. Until recently in the past few years that my mindset has changed all about that.

If you do just a quick Google search, you will see many celebrities have also made major name changes. Some notable ones include:

Who: Katy Perry
Birth Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Who: Tina Fey
Birth Name: Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

Who: Marilyn Monroe
Birth Name: Norma Jean Mortenson

Who: Whoopi Goldberg
Birth Name: Caryn Elaine Johnson

Who: Stevie Wonder
Birth Name: Stevland Hardaway Judkins

Who: Emma Stone
Birth Name: Emily Jean Stone

Who: Woody Allen
Birth Name: Allan Stewart Konigsberg

And good ole Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus. Just do a quick Google search and you can find much more.

So why are so many celebrities, and everyday people like myself changing names? Simple. Your name has a huge influence in life. I’ve consulted and done extensive research about how the name affects life. I have my beliefs, and could talk about them further on. That is not the purpose of this post. There is more to meet the eye, and as much as science is exceptional, there is a lot we still do not know. Do major celebrities know more about the higher purposes of all this than I do; thus why the majority of them change their name, probably. If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to go to the website and receive an introduction to the influence of your name and date of birth. This is where I got started in all this.

Following your gut is something I am now doing more on which leads me to my name change. Please welcome me as Colin Carlsen.

I would additionally like to get something more off my chest that many of you are in the dark on, and that is I am officially coming out of the closet as gay. I’ve finally been able to fully accept who I am and am proud to say that I am gay.

To all my friends, I apologize if I wasn’t able to come to words and tell you this in person. Please know that I tried, but I was not able to grasp the emotional side this conservation would have brought if in person.

While in this transition, please take record of my new email:

Colin Carlsen