Say yes when you feel like saying no, when it would safer and easier and much less of a headache to just let an opportunity pass. This is what happened when a few weeks ago I got a call from Cake Wines asking to team up to host a Kinfolk event as part of their month long pop-up space in Melbourne.
The timing was bad - I had just come off 2 straight weeks of work, was leaving in less than a week for Paris and would have to organise the details quickly and remotely. It all seemed too much trouble but something about the offer stuck with me and I had long wanted to take Blog Society to Melbourne as a way to meet new bloggers so I found myself saying yes and diving straight in.
With the help of some very generous and talented people I was able to pull it off and I flew down this past weekend with butterflies in my stomach. The next few hours I am happy to say pulled together seamlessly and our Honey Harvest event was one of the best afternoons I’ve had in a while complete with food, wine and some lovely people. We were introduced to the fascinating world of urban beekeeping from Maya Sunny Honey and Melbourne City Rooftop Honey and I really had a pinch me moment when I stopped to look around and realised that simply by saying yes (when it really would have been much easier to say no) was the best decision I could have made.
Not one to waste an opportunity, once the Kinfolk event was over I hung around and hosted a Blog Society Happy Hour event and enjoyed a few glasses of wine with some old (and new) Melbourne friends before dashing off to the airport to head back to Sydney. On the flight home, the butterflies were gone, my feet were tired but I was left with a profound sense that something wonderful had just happened. Good (perhaps even great) things can happen if you are just willing to face them head on.
Special thanks to my A team for helping put together such a great day: Cake Wines, Pop & Scott, Sarah Williams Photographer, Maya Sunny Honey, Once Was Lost, Melbourne City Rooftop Honey