When I was thinking of a pen name for my novel I wanted a name that encapsulated who I was and where I was in life. Something easy to remember and pronounce. So I went through a couple of names that I thought were "sexy" and that my potential readers would understand Sorry , sue me. Sexiness is very important. LOL. Cardoso, Rhodes-Vivour, Peters were names that occurred to me. Then I realized these names did not mean anything to me . They were simply random.
Although I chose Prentice on a whim, it meant something to me.
I feel/ will always feel like I am Gods' apprentice. I am always learning and He is never to tired to teach me, scold me or admonish me. There are so many conceptions I had in my mind about publishing my book , my medical career and certain things in my life 2 years ago that have changed . Now my former rigid point of view is actually funny . When God changed them I wonder why I thought that way in the first place.
Being in a profession with never ending examinations AND re-examinations, training and reading I understand there is never going to be a point in life when I am perfect,when I will no longer be the apprentice. Even when I start practicing I am going to encounter a patient that absolutely stumps me and I will be back to being the apprentice.
But the apprenticeship of life, with God and his children is never ending, its always being renewed, revamped and redirected by a patient long-suffering God. He puts up with a lot from me....and I even when I get exasperated with myself He doesn't get fed up.
So I am introducing myself as Eniola Prentice,drama Queen, loyal friend, indifferent, reserved, sassy, quirky, sarcastic, funny, quick-witted, analytic medical doctor and writer But most of all an apprentice of Jesus!
In perfect but always learning.