A friend wrote a post about the paddle bags I have made and has left me pretty shaken (to put it mildly). Signing up with the mutual admiration club here, Alexa Cole is somebody who I admire hugely (again, an understatement). She can do whatever she sets her mind to whether it is being a sales rep (which everybody said she couldn’t do) to being a medalist at the International Canoe Marathon Championships and THEN to opening her own business: Orka Paddles, and making it a HUGE success. But enough… let me leave it at that. Our friendship is one that I treasure.
But the point of my post is that I came to a big realisation. I have been putting work above everything, hiding behind it as a great excuse for just about everything. My friend circle is barely a full-stop now and that needs to change.
I need to start making time for friends whether it’s a simple cup of coffee or a whole day gallivanting wherever. Just because the day does not fit into my ‘to-do list’ does not mean it is any less important. Friends are important and I need to prioritise them. I’m even thinking of giving up the fight and joining the dreaded facebook.