Friday, August 14, 2009

New Job, New Friend

Ever since I moved to the opposite end of the state, away from my family and friends, I've learned a lot about myself and life in general. I've learned that my husband is my best friend and that I can be happy wherever we are when we are together. I've learned that not all couples are as close as Randy and I are, and not all of them have as much in common as we do. I also learned that Randy and I are a bit different from most couples down here. Different views. Different ideas. Different goals. 

I recently started my job at an elementary school, and I met someone who also started her first year. I knew I would like her... she was wearing a dress that I also owned with a cute cardigan sweater over it. Just my style. Her hairstyle looked very similar to how mine looked about a year ago. She seemed like a cool person to get to know. 

At orientation, we sat together and got to talking. She is originally from Wisconsin. Her longtime boyfriend is from New Orleans. They moved to Alton for her new job. They love dogs. They don't want children. They love checking out local places and love wine. He's a competitive cyclist and is almost finished with his master's in anthropology. They don't have any friends or family here but enjoy each other's company very much, so being far from home doesn't bother them much. They're not sure where they want to end up for good. 

Hm. Sounds a lot like us. So, we're having our first couple get-together this Saturday for a homemade wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Can't wait to have some good conversation with new people... new friends.  


Mandi said...

I'm not really the jealous type, well actually I am, so don't you dare become better friends with her. I'll freak out.

jb.little said...

She's a new friend... not my forever friend. And don't you forget it :)

Anonymous said...

It's always so great to meet some new normal wonderful people who are your age and share your thoughts! They come along so rarely... Have fun Jenna!