Yesterday was a day of firsts.
It was my daughter’s first day at High School.
It was my first day back blogging, after an extended summer break (read social media diet/fast).
It was my dog’s first haircut of the year.
For all three of us there was fear and discomfort, but waiting at the end was the joy of newness.
That’s the wonder of firsts.
They can transform you.
You can become whatever you want to be: same-same, different or a fusion.
It’s a chance to put your [chosen] stamp on the moment, day or year and make it different.
But to really make a difference, you need to constantly notice, name and nudge yourself … to be that something.
And to live that something.
You need to be able to explain how you’re different and why that matters.
Then you’ll have something new that has value for you.
What is that something?
I believe every word written is worth fighting for.
So I’ve chosen four that forge together the threads of my story; so you’ll know me better:
“Where storytelling meets persuasion…”
That’s my mantra for the year.
That’s how I’m different.
That’s why I’m here.
A question for you …
What kind of firsts have you had so far this year?
Have you managed to make them different, and if so how did you do that?
I’ll hang out in the comments, so please share your story because I’m curious.
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