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????