Saturday, April 1, 2017

Your Last First? You Never Know!

Today we celebrated our youngest grandbaby's first birthday!

Will it be the last time we celebrate a grandbaby's first birthday? We hope not, but who knows! That, my friends, is not even close to being our call, anor would we ever want it to be.

But, it did get me thinking about last firsts.

As we go through life, we experience a lot of firsts. First breath, first hug, first fall, first kiss, and the list goes on. We then get to witness those same firsts in younger siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, babies, grandbabies and the list goes on.

I find, as I get older the firsts are a little more sporadic. Sure, there are things that happen in and around the world that we've never seen before, the list is continuous. Personal firsts, on the other hand, become a bit more rare.

I think it's important to keep seeking personal firsts. No, I will never again experience that first breath, that first fall, that first kiss. There are also those firsts that, although I don't regret, I am glad not to repeat. If we quit looking for firsts, all we end up accomplishing is hiking the same path over and over. If we do that long enough, all we will end up doing is pounding out a nice deep rut in which to live. And who wants to live in a rut?

So, some firsts are behind us, let's look back at them fondly, then use what those experiences gave us on the journey to discover new ones. First time eating sushi, first roller coaster, first cruise, first skydive, balloon ride, tattoo, and the list goes on

We never know when it will be our last first. Never willingly give them up.


Well, my friends, the light is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel, as far as the novel writing goes.

I'm in the home stretch, tying up the loose ends of plots and sub-plots, bringing it all to a natural end.

Once the first draft is done, then I can move on to the next step. The editing process. Another first.


So, this past week was another busy one.

Spent some time celebrating my sister's birthday....

Spring has sprung at the shop. Let the games begin!

I was able to get quite a bit of writing in. Like I said, the light is getting brighter!

There was some grandbaby squeezin', some birthday cake eatin', and even some time on my deck!

The next few days will consist of....

Month end shenanigans are once again upon us.............

Finish the first draft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Until next time.....

May your next first be your best.
May you hunt more, never rest.

May it create a flurry of butterflies, a quickened heart, make you catch your breath.
May it require courage, push your limits, breathe life back into the parts of your soul you thought were near death.

May you live rutless, continually creating new paths, forever breaking ground.
May you unceasingly find new ways to make your heart sing, for it's the most beautifully joyous sound.


Thank you for taking the time to read these ramblings, it means more than you know.

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