When is the last time, you did something for the first time? These song lyrics from Darius Rucker have been flowing through my head on and off for a good week now, especially since I spent the day with my three year old nephew this past weekend. When you are three, there are so many things that you do for the first time. Each day brings new experiences, a sense of exhilaration, and something new to get excited about. As we get older, we have fewer and fewer moments of doing things for the first time. Things become routine, mundane, habitual.
So I started thinking, when was the last time, I did something for the first time? I have to admit, it really has been taking quite a bit of thought. On my birthday, I went to a new restaurant and had a really delicious Louisiana style shrimp and grits, but I'm not sure that really counts. It was fun, but lacking that first time excitement. The next example that I came up with was doing a ropes course. That was three years ago. I must have done something for the first time since then? So I started to scroll through pictures on my phone for clues.
Last week, was my first attempt at making fermented carrots. Believe it or not, this is exciting to me. In March of this year, I took a tile painting art class for the first time called Meditate & Create. That was fun, and required learning a new process, some new skills and there was the enjoyment of being in the flow of new creativity. Then there appears to be a big gap, and in 2015 I did glass blowing for the first time, went to Texas for the first time, and started raising chickens for the first time. Then there is another gap and in 2013, I took my first craniosacral class. That was exciting, and in many ways, each craniosacral therapy session is a new experience.
So now I know why those song lyrics have been sticking with me. It is time for me to start having some more first time excitement, and I'm looking for ideas. When was the last time you did something for the first time? Do you have any ideas for new first time exciting experiences for me? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
I'm a nature loving, garden growing, foodie who loves to eat sweet treats, walk barefoot, snuggle with my dog, discover waterfalls, gaze at the stars,explore my dreams and co-create my own reality.