A to Z Challenge 2013

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A To Z - Into Something Good



As the song goes, something tells me I'm into something good.  This A To Z Challenge is just that.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been having fun deciding what to post about and today is no exception.

Today I'd like to talk to you about my B word, namely Beginnings.  Now, I'm not necessarily talking about just the start of a story (although that applies).  I'm just talking about beginnings in general.  I love beginnings.  I love beginning a new vacation.  I love beginning a new writing project.  I even love beginning a new job.  That last one might not be easy to believe, but bear with me and you'll understand why.

You see, beginnings are one of the few times when we have an opportunity to really enjoy ourselves.  Take any project, any vacation, any new job, and in the beginning everything is golden.  We haven't had time yet to experience anything that might bring a dark cloud to our shiny fun.  Every beginning is full of promise, full of possibility.  Even a new job has the possibility of being more fun than the last one.  Sure, things might take a downward turn later on, but in the beginning we can still enjoy ourselves.

This A To Z Challenge is still in the beginning stage and it's still a lot of fun.  Maybe it won't be by the time I hit Z, but right now it's a blast.  The trick for us is to keep that early momentum and excitement going for as long as we can.  We have to keep telling ourselves why the beginning is so much fun and keep a grin pasted on our face.  Most things begin to dull if you continue doing them long enough, but hopefully you can inject a new beginning into the mix now and then.  When you do that, you get the magic back and can find a new reason to enjoy what you're doing.

As I finish this up, I've just noticed that I have a new beginning here at Da Muse.  I hit 200 followers.   Holy Cow!  This means I need to begin celebrating.  I'll have to think up some details and announce them soon.  Keep your eyes peeled, because you never know what oddball idea I might come up with.

What is the newest beginning you've experienced lately?  Do you still have the grin or have you allowed the golden outer coating to fade?

7 comments:

Matt Conlon said...

Congrats my friend, I will have a beer for you! ...tomorrow... when I get some beer...

Looking forward to your "oddball idea"!

Eric said...

Matt - Thanks buddy. May you get your beer. I'm sitting back with a cold one right now LOL.

Misha said...

Congrats on 200 followers!

Beginnings are almost always fun, although I prefer the time just after I've started to write. Blank documents suck the fun out of starting a novel.

I recently started to take singing lessons. It made me very happy and in love with the world. So I guess that applies.

:-)

nutschell said...

Congratulations! new follower here. beginnings are definitely exciting. its those sagging middles we usually worry about. :P
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Eric said...

Misha - Thank you. I know what you mean about a blank page though. Good luck with your singing lessons. That sounds like a lot of fun.

Nutschell - Thanks. And yes, the sagging middles are definitely difficult to overcome.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was still fun by the end last year, so hope you enjoy the whole ride, Eric.

Eric said...

Alex - Thanks. So far I'm enjoying everything...I think LOL.