I have had two amazing experiences in the last few days. Both of these experiences had to do with asking for help for something that really, really mattered for me. One of these requests was personal and the other was professional.
Both of the people I asked for help responded in a way that was mindblowingly helpful. I am so grateful. I must remember to pay this kindness forward.
Lesson learned: ask for help when you need it. Give help when it is asked of you.