For many of us, we are given nicknames when we are very young. Mine is Duke and was given to me as a baby by a co-worker of my father’s. I was a big baby and he loved Joh Wayne. Hence the nickname Duke.
In ways, it has been a mixed blessing. To this very day if you want to get my attention just call me Duke and I will turn around. It is also what my father called me ( with many other things that I can’t put on here) and over the years it has just become part of me. The nickname is something that has certain connotations. Someone who is rough and tough who never shows emotions.
The thing is I can rough and tough but I am also someone who blushed easily. I am not afraid to cry or show emotions.
The thing is at this point in my life it’s something I could do without.