We’ve all had our first days – good and bad.
I bet some of yours have been memorable?
My first day as a 13-year-old in a new school. My form teacher made me sit on an upside-down bin as there weren’t enough seats.
The first day of my new business. My ‘guaranteed client’ (who was booking me for two days a week and covering all the bills) pulled out on day one.
My first day as a father. Eeek!
Muddled brains and not quite knowing what you’re supposed to be doing, being thrown in at the deep end and terrified to ask for help are how we all feel in new situations. After difficult first days though, it always gets better.
Everyone has Eeek! moments on their first days.
Knowing the fear is only temporary, it surprises me that we don’t put ourselves out of our comfort zones a little more often and experience the joy of more first days.
I’d love to know your experiences of first days; please leave a comment below.
Extra points if you’re a first-time commenter.
PS I’m inspired to write this newsletter by our new starter Nia who had her first day on Monday. She’s received lots of lovely messages of support and only one ‘clever chap’ who described her taking the role as ‘must be mad’. I think she’s going to be brilliant.