• Marie Bateson

What's In A Name?

I'm always interested in the story behind a name, especially the more unusual ones. (Why DID you name your kid Zephyr? Please, do tell!) So just in case there are any name aficionados out there, I thought I'd give a little background to the name of this blog.

It's really very simple. A Mini Vida = A Mini Life (for all those English speakers who didn't already know that vida meant life). As to why I would throw a Spanish word in there, well, it's because I'm an expat living in Spain and I feel as though I understand what's going on around me about 1/3 of the time...

For me, A Mini Vida or A Mini Life feels like an appropriate name for a website about one's home. Your home life is your small life - it's not your 'big life', i.e.: your career or what you do that affects others. It's just the mini part of your life that affects only you and those you live with.

There's also the idea that we each just have one mini life. It's so mini, it boggles the mind! Time really, really flies. But that's another topic for another time...

For now, my mini life is all about our home. Home life may be the 'mini' aspect of my life in that it affects only me and my family, but because it's our first home and quite a project, I feel like it's going to take over my whole life for a while.

And that's just fine by me.

Um, yeah, this random pic of a villa from Unsplash is clearly NOT of my home, but what a gorgeous building! Swoon.

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