I was on such a roll with blogging and then craziness hit.
This week was homelessness awareness week, so for two days we spent time at the capitol hosting workshops and panels to increase awareness and provide education on homelessness in Missouri. Perhaps my favorite event was the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Panel on Wednesday night. Three women shared their experiences with homelessness and how they overcame it, and I’m not even joking when I say people were moved to tears.
But don’t worry – I won’t write another “holy crap am I lucky” post (although I do have to say that when one woman talked about her children and firmly said “my children are not a statistic” I damn near lost it). While it’s tempting to talk about it, instead I’m going to brag about my fabulous co-worker.
To start, she’s the one who brought the idea of having a speakers panel during homelessness awareness week. Just a few months into her job, she pitched the idea last year and took it under her wing. She then became the co-chair (the other one is also a co-worker of mine) of the committee who helped planned the two days of events this week.
Saying she’s driven is an understatement.
What I really love, though, is that Miss Lindsay (she hasn’t updated her blog in awhile but I wanted to link something) is my perfect work counterpart. We have the same position on staff, with her covering the northern regions of the state while I cover the southern regions. It’s not quite that we finish each other sentences, though. Instead I think with our different skills and perspectives we’re able to take each other’s ideas one step further and the outcome is always amazing. (The white board of future projects and goals in our office is probably telling of that…)
Even more than that, we just have a ball together. We actually can’t sit across from each other at meetings or we end up giggling (yes, giggling) or passing side glances at each other. With her, I’ve always got someone to bounce ideas off of, get inspiration from and just laugh with. Plus she has a chocolate lab. Need I say more?
In addition to loving my actual job, I also love the entire team that I get to work with day in and day out. I’m definitely lucky. (You know I had to throw that in there!)