I had a website in 1996 or 1997, years before most people knew about the Internet. I was teaching how to build websites and had a consulting job building one. My site had some personal and family things on it, similar to many at the time. This is the image I used on my homepage:
I thought of myself as the baglady on a bicycle. I used to love riding and did it until I moved to New Jersey. Coming from the flat land of Chicago I could not deal with the hilly terrain. Also, I developed a fear of falling. I heard one too many horror stories about falling off a bicycle.
The baglady part came because I could actually envision myself becoming a bag lady. When I thought about getting a divorce and not knowing whether I would get any kind of decent job that baglady crept into my psyche.