What the heck? Why the weird and sudden name change? What is going on???
I’m sure the majority of you won’t really care why I’m changing my name, but for those small few of you that are curious and would like to know why I’m doing this.. well this is for you 🙂
I know I personally love some drama and gossip when I’m reading about other people, so I wanted to expose myself very personally so those who are curious… and would like to understand.
Ok, it all started 10+ years ago when I launched a different (but related) business. When I started that business I was not very confident with myself, very unsure, very self-conscious, and one way I thought I could protect myself was to give myself a “new” identity. Running a business is a very vulnerable thing because you’re essentially putting yourself out there to be PUBLICLY rejected (cos there will always be people who will dismiss you and your ideas).
PLUS, I just really preferred and liked the name Ashley Kay.
Fast forward to today – a LOT has changed. I’ve since decided to disband that old business (for very good reasons: the main one being I felt I wasn’t doing the kind of work I really wanted to be doing with women), but I continued to use the name Ashley Kay.. because I had been using it for so long, it felt weird NOT to use it.
But something did NOT sit well with me. As I became more aligned with my true authentic self and started to become more comfortable with who I am.. the name no longer resonated with me anymore.
I really wanted to use my OWN name. (And because in person, I truly prefer people to call me Katie).
Side note: funny side story about names is that KATIE is not even my birth name. I was born in China with Chinese parents, so my Chinese name is actually Hui Wang…. and I decided to change it to Katie because nobody could pronounce Hui… everyone kept calling me Huey.. lol so to avoid that mess up, I felt it easier to give myself an English name.
So there you have it.. to better align with myself and the direction of my new business (all about empowering women in their love lives), I wanted a “fresh” start too by using my own name.
That’s it 🙂 That’s my story.
(formerly known as Ashley Kay)