Monday, May 14, 2012

Celebrating FIRSTS!

Firsts are so exciting. Sometimes nerve-wracking. Sometimes scary. Sometimes purely joyous.

When I think about life and all the firsts I've experienced, I realize that I have done a lot in my life. Does that mean I've mastered the angst and anxiety over any new first that will come my want in the future? Uh...nope. But I'm excited to be participating in the amazing Alex's First Loves Blogfest!! which is technically a first. ;D

There are four FIRST LOVES on the list to highlight.

1ST MOVIE ~ I've mentioned before that I was and forever will be a major movie buff. So this is a tough one. My movie-watching has evolved with age. I'll go with my youngest memory. Elementary school age tells me it was Benji, which was also my first drive-in experience.

1ST BAND ~ Being a dancer at such a young age gave me lots of Broadway favorites. But I'll mention my next phase of aging, junior high age. I believe it was Duran Duran. Something about tigers and running wild....

1ST BOOK ~ Staying on the aging road, high school age is next. Without a doubt, it would have to be Pride & Prejudice. The brilliance of the story, sub-plots, masterful characters, and the way my imagination was ignited is one of the greatest reasons I write novels now.

1ST PERSON ~  Some of you might think that it would be impossible for me to keep traveling on the road of aging that I've created within this post. But I can.

I had a crush in preschool and elementary school, which ended up being the same few boys in junior high. I was busy training for a dance career during high school--dated a little, even had a steady boyfriend during my senior year--but nothing that I would consider true love.

That leads me back to the same road and onto post-secondary school/college. I had two brief, although could-have-been-serious relationships during this time, but life got in the way and neither ever progressed. It wasn't until I traveled back home at age 19 and rekindled an old friendship with a guy who graduated a year before me from high school, that I discovered what love was all about.

So, yeah. My first official 1st person love would be my hubby of 20 years. Phew....


Thanks, Alex. This was fun! For more participants, click on the photo above!! I'm sure the posts are awesome!


Do you have a first to share????

34 comments:

  1. aw! Fantastic firsts! Yeah, it would have gotten awkward if I did this- I was engaged to my first love for awhile but we were young and decided to try going our seperate ways. I met my husband a year and half later, in France:) He's still a little bitter that I'd been ready to marry someone else before him- even though I didn't KNOW him back then. LOL Men. C'est la vie!

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  2. Love your first loves, especially your husband. How sweet!

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  3. Wow! 20 years is a long time. Congrats on your firsts and, hopefully, last loves.

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  4. How can people even remember their first movie? I couldn't if I tried. :) Love hearing about first loves how people meet their husbands.

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  5. HOW SWEET!!! You married him. Awww! :o) <3 But ugh. Benji. I just blocked that one out... :p *sniff*

    Rock on D2! <3

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  6. Aw! So sweet. I ended up marrying my first love - he was also my first kiss. I wasn't allowed to date in high school. He was my college sweetheart.

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  7. Nice of you to select your husband! I'm sure he appreciates it.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  8. Those are some great firsts! Pride and Prejudice wasn't my first book love, but it was love at first sight/read/view!

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  9. Congratulations on the 20 years together, Sheri. Those other first loves bring back a lot of memories. Great to read about them.

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  10. I LOVED Duran Duran! And yay for first love that keeps on going. :)

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  11. Wow, such a sweet love story! xoxo

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  12. AWWWWWW that's so cool! I love that your first real love is your hubby. I feel the same about mine. Eighteen years next week for us. :D

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  13. Hmm, my first dog was named, Rusty. And he was always an enigma. He was a mutt and we didn't know what breeds he was mixed with and my parents kept him in an outdoors kennel where he paced incessantly all day. He was with us since I was a baby and spurred my love of animals. We currently have a pure bred Shepherd and Ares is great!!

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  14. Sheri, what a great combination of time travel and recapturing those first loves. So beautifully strung together!
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

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  15. Benji and Duran Duran. Yeah, I remember those. =) Congrats on your RAOK all over the place. You Rock!

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  16. Fun! I enjoy getting to know other bloggers better. Thanks for sharing your firsts.

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  17. Awesome!

    My first movie was ET. First band--Genesis! ;)

    Congrats to you and your hubby!

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  18. Fun! I loved Duran Duran. :)

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  19. I enjoyed reading your firsts! I was a bigtime Duranie. Those were the best memories. My all-time fave read is Pride and Prejudice. I never get bored of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

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  20. Wow, I remember watching the Benji movie when I still lived in Michigan, which puts me at four years old. And Duran Duran is still awesome! Great list! :D

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  21. What a great way to go down memory lane. Loved this.

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  22. sweet little tail... i mean tale... for benji!

    We all love something...right!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  23. Great firsts, Sheri! And so sweet that your husband made the list. :)

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  24. My first movie was Cinderella when I was 4. Disney used to rerelease movies into the theatre. I was entranced.

    Oh, I loved the Benji movie back then. And I think we both had the same Duran Duran thing going!

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    1. Yay! for another Benji lover. You are my first of the day!!

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  25. I really enjoy Jane Austen too.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  26. I enjoyed reading this, Sheri. Do you still dance?

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  27. Benji....awww! Duran Duran rocks! So sweet about your husband. Great post, Sheri!

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  28. Duran Duran! I was in 5th grade and still remember the onslaught well. Definitely a first for me as well. What a fun post!

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  29. I'm mean other than Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Jon bon Jovi, my first true love is the guy I married. :D

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  30. I enjoyed your Love story!

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

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