Coffee Breaks and Friends

When life brings people into your life that you just click with it’s something to celebrate! Before I had Anna and was still working full time I met the best work-friend a girl could ask for. One that is way more than a work-friend and actually just a real life best friend.

A few years ago I was fresh out of college, very green, and starting my first corporate job. Megan was my co-worker and the one who was supposed to take me under her wing and show me the ropes. On a nerve racking first day she eased my fears and our connection was instant. When I say our friendship went and goes way beyond the office place, I mean she’s one of those friends who you can talk to about anything, or just give each other that look and instantly understand what the other means, the one you can geek out with too. Whether we are belting Flight of the Concord lyrics in a cubicle, talking creative endeavors, or hanging out with my babies, we have a blast. We just “get” each other. We also act ridiculous and think we are awesome at everything when in each other’s presence. In my opinion if your friends don’t make you feel completely awesome and like you can conquer the world then is really a true friendship? While our friendship came about organically and is easy, it’s still worth putting effort into, like all lasting things. So we still meet up for coffee breaks and lunch as often as we can. I always leave with a bounce in my step and a smile on my face. Because while coffee is great, it isn’t nearly as refreshing as spending quality time in person with a good friend. 

I’ve focused a lot on what seems like very lighthearted qualities of our friendship, but that’s really just scratching the surface. Because we also share our hearts with one another and can humbly talk about our fears and dreams with one another. Having that sort of dynamic, rich relationship with girlfriends is so special and as women it’s something we need. I am grateful for the opportunity to have a community of friends I get to spend time with in person. I also love that the blogosphere offers that chance for connection to so many women who may not have friends close by. Just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for good friends, iced coffee, parents/grandparents who watch your kids so you can get out, but mostly friendship on this lovely Friday afternoon!

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