Thursday, September 1, 2011

Working Girls

When I first started my "big-girl job" 3 years ago, I think its safe to say that I had a "rough" adjustment. I was not new to the working world... I actually got my first job at age 15 and worked 2 jobs in college. (this isn't a sob story I promise... I just really enjoyed working!)  Anyway... a full time job is different from even 2 part time jobs. I had to be on time- even early, commute 45 minutes each way, work in a 5x5 cubicle for 9 hours a day, and sell over the phone. It was hard. It was draining. I cried every day before and after work and sometimes on my lunch break. (I think my old job is open if you are interested, ha!)

With a LOT of prayer and support from my then future husband things got easier. About 3 months in, I started becoming really good friends with a girl named Amy. We sat across from each other but rarely talked and then just all of a sudden hit it off. We are not extremely close in age, and are in different life stages. Amy became pregnant when we worked together and I was just engaged. I've gotten to watch her sweet baby boy grow up. We really learned to lean on each other for work, but that relationship quickly extended into a friendship that has lasted for 3 years now and includes me in a different role at my company and her in at a different job at a different company all together. Amy's husband, Shawn, is somewhat of a local celebrity- he co-hosts a sports radio show. He and Adam have become good friends over the years. I know it was God that brought Amy and I together and formed such a strong bond. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her- and I certainly wouldn't have had as much fun at work!

 Amy and I at the Hogs vs. Texas A&M game in Dallas last year.

I had to get proof of Amy calling the Hogs! She is an Ole Miss girl!
Amy and Shawn FINALLY made it to Fayetteville to visit us a few weeks ago! They even brought sweet, Harris to play! I made a yummy Seafood Lasagna for dinner and we had a great time just catching up on life and laughing a LOT!
 Isn't he the cutest thing you have ever seen?!

Poor Harris was all tuckered out!

Thanks for coming to visit us, Shawn and Amy! We're looking forward to another visit soon!


  1. I'm so glad you posted this! I was trying to figure out how you knew Shawn after they came up a few weeks ago!

  2. You are the sweetest thing!! That was such a fun night and dinner was delicious!! I can't wait to see y'all again very soon. Miss you!!!

  3. You are so sweet! We had a great time and dinner was delicious!! I can't wait to see you next week!! Miss you!! Amy