Whether it’s the first day of school, your first day of work, or your first day driving your recently purchased vehicle, first days can rock you like a hurricane.
I’ve had a lot of firsts in my life. My first day as a man, according to my Rabbi, was 15 years ago this month. First days of high school and college were memorable. My first day in “the real world” working a BS job is certainly one I won’t forget. Last month included my first day living with a female, which I found to be quite, what’s an appropriate phrase… a different experience (but in a good way). Then there were my first days at Mojo Motors and my first day recovering from the most damaging hurricane in the last 100 years, which just so happened to land on the same day.
What I’m driving at is that first days are days you don’t forget. They may not always go according to plan, but you need to make the best of it. You don’t want to look back and think you didn’t give it your best shot, because you remember that effort down the line.
First day of school? Go introduce yourself.
First day driving that new ride? Take the scenic route.
First day of work? Get in early. Introduce yourself. Stay late. Show them you mean business.
Throughout our lives we will have a fair share of first days. Some will be experiencing joyful events, and others tragic. What’s most important is that we embrace these life events and respond to them in a way we will be proud to tell our kids about.
Regards from the new guy,