First, and THEN… (Discovering the Retired Martha…)

Firsts are pretty easy. It’s the work involved AFTER the first that makes life, really. I guess I got up and walked when I was 13 months old (fine with how things were on the ground, I guess). After that? I had to keep doing it. After a while, I forgot the “first” and was completely wrapped up in winning a race, hiking a trail, getting to class, walking on the beach with a friend, playing catch with my dad.

12 thoughts on “First, and THEN… (Discovering the Retired Martha…)

  1. It’s never too late for a first I suppose. I did all those firsts six years ago and have never regretted it since. they are the good firsts of life.

  2. Retirement into real life is wonderful. I enjoy being retired, but one is responsible for one’s own achievements. It could be easy to sit back and just enjoy life, but having projects set, helps one feel the satisfaction of completing them. Good luck with this and the workshop you’ve enrolled in will give you an opportunity to meet like-minded people. This should be fun Martha! πŸ™‚

    • I’ll do my best to make it fun, Barb. The last time I was involved with other writers in a formal situation online was awful, but that was largely because the teacher was (really) awful. She refused to comment on our projects AT ALL. That was a problem because it wasn’t a squishy workshop on creative writing; it was a grant writing workshop! I’m hoping this teacher will be good at directing an online class and keeping it moving.

      • Certainly the teacher will make or break it. I did’t realized it was to be on line. I thought you’d be meeting other writers. Surely everyone would be expecting some feed-back, otherwise what’s the point! Good luck! 😊🐰🐞

  3. While daunting your firsts sound more of the exciting and promising type (as others have commented). I’ve had a lot of firsts “lately” as well, the kind that have me thinking, “Shouldn’t I have been doing this in my twenties?” I laugh-cringed about the translator.

    • I KNOW I should’ve been doing some of this in my 20s or my 30s anyway! Crazy life.

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