Running a little behind..

Hey people! On Sunday my laptop crashed and my new one just came in the mail today. For all 2 (if even?!) of you that follow this, I am quite behind on my quest to do 365 new things. That being said, I am definitely going to make it up — even if it means doubling some days. ;) I always start these types of things and fail to finish, so I am determined to complete 365 firsts!

You’ll have to bear with me, as I lost my document that had my list and that was keeping me on track. On that note, let me fill you in on my recent “firsts”.

#12 - drove around on my own and took photos of the sunset

#13 - took my first ever photos of the sunset; went to my first “big kid” fundraiser (with wine and all!)

#14 - researched and bought my own laptop since my other died.. unfortunately I may have lost my wonderful sunset and sunrise photos :(

More updates soon!

365 Firsts - #10 and #11

My firsts for the past two days are far from exciting. Yesterday, I did my first bank deposit at work. Today, I wrote up my first lease and did my first lease signing. In addition, I started developing our company’s move-out packet — something they have never had before.These things may seem trivial, but I am technically doing an internship right now with my job. Internships are about learning new things, and not only am I learning new things, but I love feeling more in control at my job. 

Counseling!

Today was not my first counseling appointment. I have done counseling several times. But today was my first counseling appointment (just like in making the appointment) where I was there for myself, because I wanted to be and because I want to change things — no one is pushing me or requiring me to do a thing. The appointment went well, really well in fact, and I’m super hopeful for the future.

Goals Plan

Today was day 7 for my 365 days of firsts. I’ve spent the lat half hour or so typing out a list of what I want to improve with myself. Since my first counseling appointment is tomorrow, I wrote out the most important things I want to focus on and change. I am hoping this, as well as the little bits of background information I included, will help move my counseling along faster and make it more productive. 

Selflessness

I don’t want to say that I have never been selfless before, because I really hope that’s not the case. But being selfless tends to be a rarity for me, rare enough that I’m counting it. I had two friends that were moving out of their apartment today. I went over there at 3:30pm yesterday (Friday) and left at 4:30pm today (Saturday). Three of those hours, I was the only one left at the apartment, cleaning and finishing their packing after they had left for home. I tend to be a selfish person and quite frankly, I’m not a fan of packing or moving. But I spent an entire day working with these friends to pack up their place and make sure everything went as smoothly as it could. The best part was hearing, “I don’t know what we would’ve done without you.” Here’s to being more selfless.

Sharing my Poetry

Yesterday I shared my poetry with a close friend for the first time. This person has been in my life for two years and had never read a single word of my poetry. When I decided on this being my “first” I thought it sounded easy.. then we sat down to read it together and my heart jumped into my throat. It was beyond nerve-wrecking to have someone close to me read such deep things that I’ve written.

Even worse? When I was 18 my house flooded, so about 95% of my writing was destroyed. The following screen shot shows pretty much all of my poems that are left. This is nothing in the grand scheme of things. All of that is to say, that the poems I do have left that I was able to share, are mostly from junior high school, so they aren’t the highest quality.

But alas, I did it. I shared something that was embarrassing with a good friend. That my first for Wednesday.

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