A friend of mine started a blog recently and I just have to share it. This lady is one of those friends that is more Facebook than real-life. I adore her, but we met through a mutual bestie and we’re not really in contact one-on-one. But we’re Facebook friends, and that was enough to alert me to her blog: Friendships With Benefits. Here’s the gist, as blog creator and friend Fallyn explains it:
Friendships With Benefits was created to share, learn and connect. I’ve asked all my friends to teach me something. It can be anything and while you teach me, I’ll be recording with my IPhone. The point is everyone has something to teach. Everyone has value and something to give. You don’t have to be an expert or even do it that well. You just need to know the steps and be able to communicate it to another human. Friendships with Benefits allows me to hang out with my friends, learn new skills and share it with the world. Some lessons have been planned and some are very impromptu. I’m super excited you’re here. Stay awhile and learn something new from the special people in my life.
So far Fallyn’s friends have taught her how to make a mean sangria, how to juggle, how to create just-from-the-beach hair, how to clarify her career and more. I think it’s a fabulous idea, and is a great reminder that even our oldest friends have new things to teach us. Fallyn’s blog makes me want to do the same with my own friends–I know that Julia could teach me how to fold a shirt J. Crew-style, Jordan could teach me how to make a sock bun, and Mia could teach me how to make my own sushi. Suddenly you’re seeing your old friends in a new light! Who needs new friends when you could have new old friends?
So check out Fallyn’s blog, or like it on Facebook. And Fallyn — call me! I’ll teach you how to do a roundoff and a cartwheel! What could you teach Fallyn? Ever realized an old friend had something new to teach you?