Business trip--Teachers don't get to take business trips so when I landed my new job and went to Nashville for Blissdom it was the first time I had ever gone somewhere purely for business.
Leaving LG for more than 3 days--Nashville was also the first time I had left LG for such a long time. It was much tougher on me than I thought it would be.
Running a clients Facebook page--Not only did I run all aspects of the page but I watched it grow from 10,000 to over 300,000 fans
Hatemail--Running the Facebook page as well as choosing what bloggers were selected for a program I was running, brought my first hatemail. I struggled a lot with this but after the first 50 or so it became sort of funny. The hate wasn't really about ME but it was hard to not take it personally.
Giving up control--I have always been the one in control when I was dating someone. Dating on MY terms allowed me to not be hurt. For the first time ever I gave up that control and finally let down my guard. I actually enjoyed giving up some control, but I have learned that you can't have just one person in control, it just doesn't work. It actually taught me somethings and made me feel bad for my actions in some of my past relationships.
Heartbreak--This wasn't the first time I ever had my heartbroken but it is the first post-divorce heartbreak. Letting down my guard won't be happening again anytime soon. Everyone wants someone to love and to love them in return so that is still a goal of mine, but it will be different next time.
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay--I had been to the golf course but never stayed at the hotel. It was, by far, one of the most amazing times EVER. The most amazing full moon I have ever seen (which woke me from sleep because it was so bright), the BEST meal I have ever had. My words can't do it justice and I have never felt so special.