Hmmm… where to begin. Claire Standish became my online identity a long time ago. For a super crappy reason that I won’t get into… I know, such a tease. I kept it going when I started the blog as a way to keep my identity private from employers or future employers. I wanted to be real with my blog, but I think being “Claire” has prevented me from being too real with you. And I don’t want to just show you guys pictures of shit I want, although I will definitely keep doing that.
I’ve noticed that my favorite blogs to read are more personal, they are open and honest and make you feel like you know them. For a little while I’ve been thinking that The Senses Five might be a little more Claire than Natalie. And Natalie is pretty cool, she also doesn’t normally speak in third person, so I’m not sure what’s happening right now. But it’s time for Claire to go. She’s had a really nice run, made things super confusing for people, and acted as a great curtain to hide behind. I hope this split personality pen name killing doesn’t totally creep you guys out. The transition will be slow, but I think the change is for the better!
Rest in peace Claire Standish.