Some opportunities don’t come along every day or even more than once in a lifetime. Some times things are only offered to you once and you have to take advantage. Whether it’s a job opportunity that you can’t pass up or a chance to travel somewhere or to have an experience that would never happen otherwise, some things are once in a lifetime.
And when these opportunities come along, I don’t hesitate to say yes. Like when I got invited to an event where the Vice President of the United States wife would be there, I knew I had to find a way to go because it wouldn’t come along again. Or when I told John that I was invited to Disney Social Media Moms and we both knew there was no way I was turning the opportunity down.
While our day-to-day routines are important, it’s also important to recognize the moments in life that only come along once. And when they do sometimes you just have to throw the plans out the window, make it work and take advantage.
So on Friday when my husband texted me that turned down a business trip to Florida on a private jet with a great client because of family. My response was “why the hell did you do that?!” After some text messages and phone calls we determined that this was something he needed to do even if it meant missing Halloween and me having to rearrange some schedules. Because this client may not ask him to go again. this might lead to a huge opportunity, and flying on a private jet… well I’ve never done that so for us it may just be once in a lifetime.
And I like to think that in our family the rule is if it’s once in a lifetime you say yes. You make it happen, you find a way because these things don’t come along every day. And I know that if an opportunity was presented to me that was once in a lifetime, my husband wouldn’t hold me back, he wouldn’t say no. While it’s not always easy or fun to make things work at the last-minute, I know in the long run that it’s worth it. And that by me having his back when he needs it, that he will have mine.