Beginnings – the very word sends my mind going in several directions. There’s beginning school, beginning a new job, beginning a marriage, beginning your first book.
As has been suggested, it can be exciting, terrifying and all together nerve wracking all at the same time.
I’m sure you can all relate. How about starting that new job? Nervous, terrified, unsure if you can handle it, what will your co-workers be like, but it’s what you want to do, you’ve studied for it, you’re excited.
What about beginning a new life with someone; moving in together, deciding who get closet space and who cleans the bathroom. Okay, maybe the last part isn’t that exciting, but don’t tell me even if you care for someone you don’t find living together exciting. It may be an experience beyond your wildest imagination, or it might turn out to be disappointing, or even downright disastrous.
I’ve experienced most of those beginnings and a few more. My latest is writing a book. It’s exciting when you start, the rejections are disappointing. However, I can’t quit, the excitement drives me. I love working out plots and traveling the journey with my characters. It’s an awesome experience. That beginning just keeps me excited and writing. I have a book published, which was another exciting beginning.
What about you? Anyone want to share a beginning they’ve had? Was it exciting, positive, or a disaster?
Please check out another member of our group and her take on beginnings, Kay Sisk at http://kaysisk.blogspot.com