How do you introduce yourself?

How do you introduce yourself? Do you say (1) I am ________ or (2) My name is _______.

I have been making a conscious effort to say “I am” instead of “My name is.” I don’t know why but when I say “I am,” instead of “my name is” I feel more confident. It’s like I’m claiming who I am and not just saying this is the name I was given.

Since the subject was on my mind I decided to do a little research and noticed that everyone is recommending the “I’m/I am, instead of  “my name is.”  Wow! Looks like I might be on to something here. In the course of my research I learned that if you’ve been told the other person’s name before you introduce yourself, you should repeat their name before offering yours. “Hello/Hi Lisa, I’m Jane.”

There is a lot more to the art of introducing yourself but I was only curious about this part. If you’d like to learn more just type in “How to introduce yourself?” into your favorite engine search and you’ll discover a wealth of information.




I’ve chosen 1 June 2013 as the date of my rebirth. There was no special significance to that date until now. Now, it is the day of my rebirth. I’ve pledged to lead a healthier life. To that end I have deleted and added a few things to my life. The list is subject to change off course as I learn and grow.

I’m not on any kind of diet per se just trying to eliminate stuff that’s not good for human consumption to begin with. I’ve deleted the following: Cold cuts, prepackaged ground meat, hotdogs, sausages, any hamburgers from outside sources, chicken nuggets and doughnuts.

I’ve added a new exercise regiment and I’m finally taking the Vitamin D3 and Calcium tablets recommended by my primary care physician. I’m also drinking more water and eating more fruits and vegetables.

I have chosen not to list my current weight but I do need to lose 10 pounds. Let’s see if my current lifestyle will also help me lose that weight. I shall not be giving up coffee and alcohol so don’t ask. I indulge in moderation now anyway.