My co-worker came over after work today to maintain our bikes.
I did not work today because…it takes time for things to flow down the pipeline.
Guess what? The flow is on! I will be working tomorrow.
I like working on quiet days (aka no one is in the office, except maybe one or two of the bosses).
I get so much done. Plus I enjoy the peace & quiet, the ability to focus without distraction, and oh, the hell yeah, I just pulled all of that off!!! hahahaha
But, back to one of my favorite friendships…my co-worker and MMM.
I have garage covered parking (at work and at home, hellz yeah, how lucky am I?!).
My coworker does not have covered anything on the home front, so I extended an invite for him to house his bike in my garage for the winter.
For the record, this arrangement has worked out well (um, like really, really well!) for me too.
Although, for the record again, (in case God keeps count) that was never my intention.
I am seriously all about sharing….if I have it and you need it and I am in the position to share – it is yours.
It has been sooooooo long since I have had a guy friend, true & straight.
Since my bro-in-law and family moved to CA (which I will never forgive them for!!!! hahahaha), I haven’t had the safety net of a guy helping me out without worrying about anything other than…..I help you and you help me, no attraction outside of genuinely liking each other as people, for years.
He is so in love with his wife, and I love that!
And I am so about involving her in everything, because seriously, it is nice to have someone to help me. I certainly don’t want to cause any weirdness.
Which I am pretty sure I do not because I am also a Dream Weaver.
My co-worker, sometimes referred to as my surrogate bro-in-law, thanked me last year for helping him realize one of his bucket list dreams.
Him – I cannot believe I own a motorcycle and know how to ride one. I am not sure I would have done this had you not encouraged me.
I went through a motorcycle training class with him, which took a helluva lot of “encouragement” to get him there, only to ditch him after the first day.
#1 I was almost plowed over by the only other female driver in the class from the start (she was soon after asked to leave and train one on one), and um, #2, more importantly, it was HOLY GOODNESS BEYOND COLD!!
On the first day we spent 8+ hours out in 32 degrees (or less, I am pretty sure it was less but I was so traumatized by the event that I have since blocked it out). NON-STOP, not exaggerating, not even in the least. It was flippin’ cold!
After the first day, I drove home (35+ mins) with my heat on high the entire time.
I am genuinely surprised that my dashboard didn’t melt. For real.
I then slept in sweats with 4 blankets covering me to overcome the cold all night.
Early the next morning, before the 2nd class, I texted him…..Dude, I will so do this with you at a later date, and it is so my fault we are here at this date and time, but I CANNOT do another day out in the cold all day. Can. Not. So sorry, really, but I already have my motorcycle license and I cannot take the cold for another minute.
He forgave me, and continued with the class on his own, in the freaking and unforgiving cold holy goodness how did he do that (???), and earned his motorcycle license.
I still apologize to this day, but seriously, holy crap, me and frigid weather do not mix, no matter what is on the line.
Speaking of Dream Weaver, if I could find a way to make a business out of this I WOULD!
100%. For real.
Hello. My name is Lisa. I am so totally down with helping you do something that you really would love to do at least once in your life time, but never thought you would. But um, I am going to need for you to pay for the experience and by doing so, I am in and completely willing to be your partner in crime.
I experience great joy and fulfillment when helping others experience something they would love to try, but sometimes doubt they ever will.
Outside of helping my co-worker realize his motorcycle goal/dream, I am currently on tap to help his wife fulfill one of her bucket list items too……sky diving!
Personally I cannot believe he is letting this happen because he is OVER cautious when it comes to his wife. So much so that he is (for real) scared of letting her and I hang out together alone since she would love to sample many of the things I have done, owned or experienced.
Me and her together alone is just never going to happen…except when we are in the plane about to skydive….because there is NO WAY he will ever go up in the plane with us. How do I know? Um, because he has unashamedly said so. hahaha
I have been present for other such spectacular feats with those I care about too.
Dream Weaver…..I once accompanied a young lady, on her 70th bday I believe, to experience parasailing for the first time, for the both of us.
I do not have a fear of heights nor flying, but I DO 100% have fear of sharks!
If I didn’t have that fear, I would so be a most excellent surfer!
While parasailing, looking down I was like, I am going to be so damn pissed if there are sharks down there waiting for me and this is how I go!
I was honest to goodness scared that we would land in the water, and I would be eaten by sharks.
Luckily, we graciously and effortlessly landed safely back on the boat (as was protocol). Thank God!
I will face my fears, but, I may or may not be scared while doing so!
Still, I did it because I love being involved in anything that helps others experience something that is a once in a lifetime, holy wow, I did it, and I may or may not have done this if you had not offered to do it with me.
I also once met a 67-year-old young lady at a tattoo parlor to be with her when she got her first tattoo (that her husband may or may not have approved of, but she had to at least do this one thing for herself).
I got a tattoo that day too! I have no husband, to hell with what anyone else thinks! hahahha
I got my name – LISA – tattooed on my lower back, you know, the tramp stamp area.
The tattoo artist said, well Missy, no one WILL EVER forget your name! hahahaha
But for the record, in case God does keep track, my tats are pretty well hidden and not a problem when it comes to being “professional.”
Only those I am intimate with are able to admire my tattoo, or two, OK FINE, three!
PS ~ Should my co-worker read this, um, I guess you were right. You really might want to be present any time your wife and I are together. Otherwise, you may or may not receive the shock of your life (and not necessarily in a good way!!). hahahaha