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Farewell Gruntina!

January 23rd, 2009 at 01:33 am

When I joined this site, I went through a divorce and had 60k worth of debts. I worked three jobs to expedite the debt payments and pretty much had major set-backs in life which I still feel some sort of resentments. I paid off my debts early of last year but it was not a victory dance for me but rather a bittersweet moment of moving on.

What does this have to do with Gruntina? I was given Runt as a nick name growing up. I was the baby of the family with a disability from being borne three months too early. But the name was not in insult but a joke since I did really well and was the only one who went to a university and so on. So basically I was everything opposite of a runt. When I left home I became Grunt, G for grown-up hence Grunt.

I called myself Gruntina (There is no resemblance of Tina in my real name as I only added that to Grunt to make the name more feminine). Gruntina was very fitting for someone who rolled up her sleeves to pay back every penny of the debts the hard way. This journey of paying off debts was completely filled with grunting!

Now that I am happily married to a gentleman and on stable grounds in life where I can slowly begin to dream again, Gruntina does not fit me anymore nor do I wish care to carry the negative stigma this name now has.

So farewell to Gruntina!
Going forward, you can find me under my new name Phenomenal Woman!

21 Responses to “Farewell Gruntina!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    yeah!!! morphing and changes! great new name!

  2. thriftorama Says:

    Good for you.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Excellent. See you on the flip side!!

  4. Analise Says:

    Bye, Gruntina and hello Phenomenal Woman! Thanks for the explanation of your nickname.. I had wondered about it before.

  5. asmom Says:

    I love it.Congrats!

  6. snoopycool Says:

    Love it! Welcome, Phenomenal Woman!!

  7. disneysteve Says:

    What a great reason for a name change. Congratulations on casting off Gruntina and a warm welcome to Phenomenal Woman.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That's an awesome name! Good luck Phenomenal Women!

  9. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Way to go! Oh and by the way....you were always Phenomenal Woman!WinkSmile

  10. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Out with the old....and in with the new. Good for you!!

  11. swimgirl Says:

    Love it! Good for you!

  12. homebody Says:

    Great story, congratulations!

  13. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh! I thought you were leaving for good. Whew. Well, I am glad that you are in a much better place in life!

  14. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome PW!!

  15. Petunia Says:

    Good for you! Congratulations on your new name and new place in life!

  16. ceejay74 Says:

    What a fantastic way to celebrate! I love it!

  17. dmontngrey Says:

    Great idea! Glad to hear the "new you" is sticking around!! Smile

  18. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Emerging from the chrysalis is one of nature's splendors, the femme of awesomeness.

  19. Debtfreeme Says:

    From one phenomenal woman to another: Congratulations!!

  20. LuxLiving Says:

    Awesome - welcome to the FemmePhenom Club!!

  21. Phenomenal Woman Says:

    Thanks for all the warm welcome to my new name!
    Analise – I have to admit, Gruntina was not a pretty name lol!
    BA – Me leave this site? No way, this site is what keeps me in line!
    I couldn’t have overcome such dire financial situation without checking in here on daily basis. This site and everyone one here is Phenomenally Phenomenal!

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