There’s a lot of things I didn’t think about until I encountered it for the first time post-marriage. After decades of perfecting my signature, I was suddenly faced with the task of doing a new signature. I hadn’t practiced it at all prior to being married. It just was one of those things I didn’t think about.
I remember when I was a kid, girls used to doodle their name with the last name of their crush to see how it would look. I’m pretty sure I did it as a kid, but it’s not something that I carried into adulthood, so I never doodled Mr. P’s last name. Even now, every time I sign the new last name, it feels unnatural. I need to start doodling and practicing it more.
— Mrs. P