First times mean noticing, naming and opening doors

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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.


First times


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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  1. Early Conner

    February 4, 2013

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    Well, you’re the second to know. My Grim knows but she is outside the realm of everything. Kinda lives on her own planet.
    That is really awesome of you. It is nice to know there is someone out there, (even on the other side of the world;) ) a fellow writer and listening ear in the void.

  2. Early Conner

    February 4, 2013

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    Haha:) True, that would be cruel.
    This year I am pushing myself to finish a book I have been wanting to write for a couple years now, get a first draft done at least, but all of my writing is done under an alias.
    Also I recently got out of a serious relationship and am in another one. Nobody in my circle of family and friends knows about either of these.
    So I am currently living a few different lives.
    I would prefer things to be simpler and am working toward that. But until some things are resloved I am living in a kind of limbo right now:/

    • Di Mace

      February 4, 2013

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      WOW! I feel a bit ‘spesh’ that I’m the first to know. *humbled* But living in a web of half-light can be tiring. If you need a void (figuratively speaking) to talk into to get you through, I’m here!

  3. Early Conner

    February 2, 2013

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    Good day,
    Glad to see you’re back:) I missed your refreshing honesty that you can wrap up in succinct posts.
    This year is my first secret life.
    Again, glad you’re back and keep up the inspiring encouragement.
    Early Bird

    • Di Mace

      February 2, 2013

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      HI Early Bird, so good to hear from you! And good to be back 🙂 But all the thanks goes back your way … THANK YOU for the encouragement to keep bleeding on the keyboard. Your mantra for the year intriques me…..???!!

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