Recently I had a conversation with a relatively new friend. She said to me “you spend WAY more time with the people who you work with then I ever could!” I capitalized the letters of way because she really emphasized this word. It got me thinking about friends. Is it weird that a lot of my friends come from my work place?
I always was lucky to have friendships in my life. Looking back, my friends have been closely related to my interests or where I was in my life. When I was in school, friends were in my classes or clubs. In college, they came from my lab partners. When I started working, the jobs I had. As I changed, friends did too. Some friends I let go of as I got further away from that place in my life. Yet, others remained part of my life and very dear to me!
I don’t think it’s that weird, now that I’m at my “forever” job, my friends surround me every day. My friends are part of the reason I love to go to my job every day. We laugh, cry, fight and laugh some more! We party, go on trips, celebrate holidays and generally share our life’s moments. I think it’s only natural the I do things I enjoy with my “work” friends. I think of them as an extension of my family!
So, anonymous reader, I believe that if you are lucky enough to have friends wherever they come from consider yourself blessed! I know I thank the universe every day for putting the right people in my path!