Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
|April 23, 2014||Posted by Sarah under Lifestyle|
Whatever your excuse is…get over it and call that person who you haven’t talked to in a while. Write a quick email to check in. Send a text with a funny joke and a few emojis. Sit down and write a heartfelt letter. Whatever works for you and your relationship, just do it. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
This past weekend I lost someone very dear to me. She was my mentor, my truth-teller, my 2nd mother. Lee Blumer was a New York City icon and I had the privilege of sitting by her side for 3+ years planning events at New York’s #1 nightclub, crobar. We threw political fundraisers, concerts, giant cocktail parties, lavish dinners and more! We worked hard and had a blast doing it. She taught me to be true to myself, to stand up for my beliefs, follow my heart and how to throw a damn good event. We often joked that we shared a brain. She was the creative genius, the personality, and I was the number cruncher, the detail girl. We worked so seamlessly together. More importantly, she showed me how to love life and enjoy everything it has to offer.
After a 20 year battle with breast cancer, she couldn’t fight anymore and I had no idea. I hadn’t picked up the phone in quite sometime to check in. She was in my thoughts often, but I hadn’t made that extra effort. I’ve been so wrapped up in my own life…travel, health problems,
babies, job dissatisfaction…that I had forgotten about the people who matter. I had a ton of excuses and none of them matter. I regret not taking the time to see how she was doing and tell her what she means to me. To tell her that I finally decided to take the leap of faith and go out on my own…something I NEVER would’ve done without her. I’m sad I will never hear her laugh again or the pride in her voice when she talks about her son. I will never again hear her views on life, love and politics.
While life will never be the same, I am and will be forever grateful for having had that presence in my life. That strong woman who stood by her convictions. She had the BEST stories about creating Woodstock and working on some of the largest concerts and events over the decades. She supported everyone without judgement and that is SO RARE in life. If I can only be a fraction of the person Lee was, I will do great things.
So do it before it’s to late. Put your grudges aside and stop making excuses…reach out to those people that matter. Tell them why you love them and what they mean to you. Support each other, be strong together. Don’t have my regrets…I know I won’t have them again.
I implore everyone to read this great article on Lee from 2004 when we threw a huge election night party. It’s a great look at the passion she had to make the world a better place.
I love you Lee and I miss you everyday. Thank you for being the greatest influence anyone could hope for in their life. It was truly my privilege to know you and love you.