I just spent three days milling about the Great American Scrapbook Convention with Jennifer and Marion. I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned them before, but they are sometimes volunteer “helpers” for various projects I’m working on, particularly my scrapbooking cruises. This week they were helping me promote the cruises at the convention, which basically consists of a lot of shopping and a little bit of time passing out postcards and goodie bags. I’m very grateful to have the help. I could go pass out the cards on my own, but I hate to do things like that by myself. It just seems to be easier when I have company.
I’m that way about a lot of things. Just last night, we were discussing movies with friends and they were surprised when I mentioned that I won’t go to a movie by myself. Apparently, a lot of people do, and they tell me they like it because they can really focus on the movie, but for me, a night at the movies is a social activity. If I wanted to watch it by myself, I could just wait for it to come out on DVD. I also don’t often drink alone or swim alone or eat in restaurants by myself. I prefer to take a companion with me for business trips, to dinner seminars, and even to church. I especially like to have friends with me when I crop.
Yes, I can sometimes get more done when I’m home alone working on an important project, but nine times out of ten, I forget to make the time to crop if I don’t have someone else here to make it a priority. It’s just one of those indulgences that I find hard to justify when I have a lot of work to get done. So yes, I prefer to have friends with me to crop, in many cases just so that I will be forced to sit down and craft.
What about you? Do you do certain things with friends that you won’t do alone? Do you prefer to crop with friends? Let us know in the comments.