My Own First Times

A member of this wonderful SOL community, Fran Haley, wrote about how she helps writers of all ages write about their own first time experiences (see ). Thanks to Fran, I now have an idea for tonight’s post. Now that we’re down to the end of the month, I am running out of ideas…at least for now…so I was grateful for Fran’s help! Of course, now I realize that each of these ‘first times’ is a story waiting to be told.

The first time I saw my parents hold hands,

I knew something had to be wrong.

The first time I was allowed to stay home alone,

I hid in my closet with a bb gun.

The first time I met my daughter,

I just stared at her.

The first time I had to stand on my own two feet as an adult,

I did it…a little wobbly at first…but I did it.

The first time I met my son,

he gave me flowers.

The first time I drove to Florida,

I took the wrong road and drove 2 hours off course.

The first time I got flowers from someone other than my dad,

I felt surprisingly special.

The first time I wrote for the SOLC,

I was a nervous wreck.

What a hodgepodge of firsts! I’m tempted to reorganize them, but instead, I think I’ll use them for the Tuesday SOL posts that I want to start as yet another “first”.











7 thoughts on “My Own First Times

  1. I enjoyed the vulnerable feeling of all the interactions with people you wrote as “first times.” I was surprised by the last one, when you said you were a nervous wreck writing for SOL the first time!
    Doesn’t it seem like each one of these could be a post by itself? Thanks!


  2. Oh my goodness – your first times carry such an emotional punch even before they’re full stories! I will be looking forward to reading those. Congratulations on running your first Slice race so well and for deciding to keep the momentum going. So glad you’re here and that the heart maps helped tonight. 🙂


  3. I’m so glad you are here too. You took a leap and what a ride it’s been! I’m so happy for you… and that you have this awesome list to keep you going. I can’t wait to read these stories. ❤️❤️❤️


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