This was a reply I wrote to my dearest & longest friends who had some breakdowns in trying to rearrange a date. Lin & I offered to drive 2 hours to see our friend who was unable to take subways for our monthly meeting. She became very distraught at the thought of inconveniencing anyone.
Why am I sharing such a personal issue in my blog?
You know me as a jewelry designer & perhaps have followed my journey into beading. I want you to get a sense that who I am as a person is someone who brings the same love, caring & passion to all areas of my life.
I want to address the issue of inconvenience.
For me it is probably similar to asking people/friends to help me do craft shows. I have done that these past 2 years & dread asking for help & yet I do it. I have a few people who when they say yes & when they do help me with a show have taught me that I’m giving them an opportunity to make a difference for someone they care about. I get their authenticity because it is consistent with who they are.
I look upon driving to see you, not as an inconvenience but as an adventure, traveling roads I haven’t been on for years & bringing back memories. If my dearest friend were in a hospital bed, I would drive wherever I had to go to visit her. Fortunately, you are not in a hospital & could enjoy a few hours in a restaurant. I have always done for friends what they asked or needed of me & you are not making the request. It is a trip we are offering.