The First Time

The chorus of Darius Rucker’s song For the First Time poured out of the speakers as I drove to work.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Yeah, let yourself go, follow that feeling

Maybe something new is what you're needing

Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I heard the words but my mind was preoccupied with the tasks needing my attention when I got to school. It wasn’t until I heard the line, “Maybe something new is what you’re needing,” when my brain kicked into the present moment and my ears actually listened to the words.

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Tackling an Intimidating Project

It looked easy when I watched people do it on TV and YouTube, but I was still intimidated.

Seeing people demonstrate in short segments on DIY shows or online videos actually highlighted in my mind everything I didn’t know about how to do the project.

Instead of just jumping in and trying it, I let the unknowns and my insecurities keep me from doing something I had been thinking about for a while.

I’m writing about spray painting.

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