On September 23, 2014 the Idea Guy became the I-Do Guy when he said those two tiny words on a beach in Hawaii to his ideal match, Hapy Holliday.
Heather is her given name, but with a last name like “Holliday” it kind of begs for a nickname like “Hapy”, doesn’t it? Combine that naming circumstance with the fact she really IS one of the happiest, most positive people I’ve ever met, and well… I never introduce her as anything else. All my friends agree after spending just a few minutes with her… she’s simply “Hapy” from now on.
She certainly made me really happy the day she agreed to become The Bride of The Idea Guy, and as a way to signify the celebration every day will bring (until death do us part) I have decided to take her last name, Holliday, as my own.
People have asked me why I chose to give up my own last name and take hers (it’s pretty unconventional), but in case you haven’t noticed I am a pretty unconventional guy to begin with, and pretty much no one really knows my last name anyway (I have relatives who don’t know my last name!), and one of the first questions I get from people who meet “The Idea Guy” for the first time is “so, whats your real name?”
My friend and mentor Jeffrey Gitomer ends many of his live seminars with a sincere wish for the audience to live all of their days as holidays. I see no reason not to follow his advice here as in so many other things.
From here on out, I get to live everyday as a Holliday, too.
(I love you, Hapy!)