...do not agree with me. Or perhaps I don't agree with them.
Either way, we are not close friends. Whether I'm writing the first sentence of an essay, struggling to open the chapter of my latest writing project, or even meeting new people for the first time, the newness of it all scares me. Once I even forgot my own name.
I thrive in the middle of things, after I'm already comfortable with people and places ... unfortunately the only way to reach the middle is to start somewhere.
You can only have post numbers 2, 3, and 4 if at some point you (read: me) work up the courage to write post number 1.
So here is where I begin.
And I'm quite glad [the beginning] is over.