I have experienced a lot of firsts in my life.
First time getting kissed
First job interview
First day of school
First day of a new job
First meeting with a prospective client
You get the idea.
This week was different in a way that has been nerve-wracking and amazing all in one moment.
I had forgotten what it was like to be nervous in such an important way.
Not first date nervous but oh-my-gosh-this-is-important nervous.
This week I have had the honor and pleasure of meeting three young men who mean the world to someone special in my life.
The experience has been almost beyond words for this writer.
In a moment of panic a friend said to me, “You’ve gone outside the comfort zone before and what happened?”
Outside the comfort zone has been, and continues to be, an amazingly wild ride.
To be sure I am stepping outside the comfort zone this week.
To be sure the week is filled with firsts.
And just like every other time I step outside my comfort zone and have another first, this experience has changed me in ways I can’t even articulate yet.
Anne McAuley is a Mesa, AZ based freelance writer and owner of McAuley Freelance Writing. She helps businesses get noticed online through content marketing including blogging, copywriting and social media. She likes to say she is a Word Stylist. While celebrity stylists help their clients find their public style with clothes, hair and make-up, she helps her clients find their style with words and messaging. Anne can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @freemcauley.