Day 3103: The first time

Yesterday, in my Coping and Healing group, people spoke about doing things for the first time, like taking a trip alone.

Then, I noticed that my tweet about being blocked for the first time on Twitter got a kashmillion responses and hundreds of new followers, also for the first time.

Well, as my mother used to say, there’s a first time for everything.

What helps us deal with things we are encountering for the first time? Things that are new to us, even those things we might want, invariably cause some stress.

I hope you enjoy seeing these images for the first time.


It’s not the first time I’ve shared “Ain’t That Peculiar” here and it’s probably not the last either!

Actually, it IS the first time I’ve seen and shared that fabulous video.

What are your thoughts and feelings about this first-time post?

For neither the first nor the last time, thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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15 thoughts on “Day 3103: The first time

  1. Why were you in “Spenser for Hire” in the 1980s? That’s very interesting. I haven’t seen that show but if you are in an episode I would love to see it.

    • Here’s a blog post I wrote about this years ago, Maureen.

      Day 845: Running

      That episode is no longer on YouTube and the last time I looked for it I couldn’t find it. I’ll see if I can find it now.

    • Here is the episode! I’m running in the beginning.

      • I see you!!!! I feel so excited and I wasn’t even there!

        You definitely do look tired, Ann. I would say you made the whole thing look real. Thank you for looking this up for me!

        I also reread your blog post from 2015 and as soon as I started reading, it did come back to me. You are a good storyteller.

      • It takes one good storyteller to know another one, my friend, and thanks !!!!

  2. puella33

    Excuse my ignorance Ann, How can you write a tweet if you just got blocked ?

  3. Alan Malizia

    I consider getting blocked a red badge of courage.

  4. I’m trying to remember the first time I visited your blog. It must have been a positive experience because I’ve been coming back ever since and every time is just like the first time.

  5. It’s like the First Song.

  6. i love your spencer for hire gig.

    it’s the first time for things that is often most memorable

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