It has been my nickname for almost 10 years. Wow. I just realized that 10 years is a very long time. I’m 25 if you were wondering.
Anyway, I got the nickname in the 10th Grade, Geometry class. I want to say it was September. I had three friends in the class: Courtney, Maritza, and Amber. We were always joking and goofing around. We made good grades, don’t get me wrong. It was the best class of the school year.
Somehow, I became obsessed with the movie Ice Age and related so much with the character Sid the Sloth. I was carefree and klutzy. I was a bit ditzy yet I was smart and somewhat logical. I was cute yet a bit annoying.
But that name has stayed with me for all these years. It’s much shorter to say than my real name. It’s also shorter to write. Throughout the 10 years, my friends at school called me “Sid”. Then once I got to college and made new friends, I’ve told them about my nickname and they would call me “Sid” too. Once I started working at the library, my library friends would call me Sid.
I plan to have this nickname up until my death. When I’m 85 years old in a nursing home, I plan on having my nurses and nursing home buddies to call me ‘Sid’. All thanks to 3 teenagers and one adorable animated sloth.