The first day is important. It’s the first time you enter the space. This first time you write a blog post. It’s the first introduction to the staff. Your first public audience. It’s the first meeting of the clients. It’s the first hearing of complaints. It’s the first time you go to work and then come back home.
I recently joined the Vancouver Tap Dance Society as the Artistic Director, and October 29, 2018 was my first day. I looked forward to it. Planned ramping up to it. Paid close attention during the entire day. And have referred to it as a marker since.
There are many First Days in our lives. Some catch us by surprise, some we can plan for. Either way they can be markers we can use to measure change. Whether big or small over time they resolve to the greater narrative of our lives and find their proper place.