Thursday, April 17, 2014

When Coworkers Become Friends

Yesterday was just one of those days. Bad day at work left me frustrated and emotional which lead me to really miss my mom. I was having a hard time focusing and getting myself to just stop crying. It was a day where all I wanted was a hug from the one person that I cannot get a hug from.

I am just so grateful for the coworkers turned friends that I have made here in Louisiana. Without them I don't think I would have survived.

First there's Amber who I had a total meltdown at her desk and she helped by distracting me and telling me one of her stupid stories to make me laugh so that I would not be focusing on everything else that was going on.

And there's Alberta, who happened to see an update I put on Facebook even though it was not a time she normally checked her phone. She helped me pull myself back together when I was falling apart and gave me a shoulder to cry on She has always been a person I talk to about the most personal things and I know I can count on her to help me in the toughest of situations. She is someone that I admire and definitely look up to.

Then there is Laurie. She is just the sweetest person and truly cares about everything about me. She has gone through a lot of the same things I am going through since she knows what it feels like to lose a parent. I know I can come to her and fully trust that she will help to cheer me up. She is an all around motherly figure that I just adore. She even called Kristen and I her daughters that she never had. She is just too sweet for words and I always look forward to our chats.

And last, but not least there is Kristen. I don't even think this girl realizes how much she has helped me in the last year and a half. She quickly became a great friend when I moved here and I will forever be grateful for her. Moving to a new place is hard and I assumed that I would spend most of my time by myself. Having such a great friend at work is something I never thought I would find. She keeps me 100% sane though out my work day. I can talk to her about anything and I tell her everything. If something happens in my life she knows about it. Even something super small. Because when you see someone at least five days a week, its hard not to tell them everything. I have learned so much from her, more than she probably knows. I even told Richard the other day that I am scared to move away from this place because of the fact that I have met such an amazing friend and it scares me to see that change. Even though I am hoping it will not.

When I was having one of the worst days possible, Kristen told me that after work we needed to have a pre-dinner snack at sweet frog (our favorite fro-yo place) because every bad day just needs some ice cream.

Friends like these are hard to find and I am so grateful to have found some amazing girls that can make my tough days better.

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1 comment:

  1. What a blessing that you had friends to cheer you up on that rough day!


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