I've used "Eclipsed" as every screen name I've ever had. I almost feel as though it's become another identity; another person. Sometimes I wish I could be more like the persona of Eclipsed. Eclipsed isn't afraid to say exactly what's on her mind, she's witty, open, and honest. Melissa, on the other hand, is way more reserved. I definitely have a difficult time asking for what I need and telling people exactly what I think. The anonymity, for lack of a better word, of the e-world affords me some leeway to say exactly what's on my mind that I could never say in real life.
I would never go into a room with 280+ people in it and declare in front of everyone that I love a good poop, but I totally did that in front of all of you. I would never complain for weeks on end to everyone I saw about my child's lack of sleep for her first 4 months of life, yet I prattled on here about it (and if you stuck with me through that shit storm and didn't get sick of it I applaud you).
I think I need to bring a little bit of Eclipsed's ballsiness into my real life. Although, maybe I'll keep the poop details to myself.