Friday, November 10, 2023

grateful for work friends

1) SD For making me laugh. They texted re. the Diwali party: "Any guidance on what to bring, appropriate attire (eg “no headlamps, please”), etc?" Upon which I informed them that headlights would be totally appropriate because it IS the festival of lights. And then they texted back: "But is it the Festival of Dorky? (Shit, now I’m committed to buying a headlamp 🤣.) Super excited!" 

2) KO for making me tear up. They left this note at my office door that says, ""Dear Maya, Everything is terrible & it's dark at 4 pm & winter is coming BUT you continue to be your kind, patient, empathetic & vulnerable self. You make a difference to so many including me! Thank you..." 

3) AK for our long chat, and taking the Inter-Library-Loan book I need to copy off my to-do list and also... really getting me. What did KO mean when they said I'm being my "vulnerable self," I asked. Did I make a fool of myself on some committee? And AK said--"Yeah, I would want to know what that was too!"

4) CN for a hallway update on all the shitty stuff students have been doing on campus. I'm going to have to have a talk with some RAs and coaches.

5) CW and KPB who are kind to me all the time, but especially grateful to them this week for being so welcoming and willing to give rides to international students to get them here on Sunday.

Pic: KO's "Yas Queen" note!


Sarah said...

Oh what a sweet note :)

Gillian said...

Good friends.

Nance said...

Sometimes I think work friends make it all worthwhile. They see us at our most capable, yet they also see us at our most stressed. Their support and friendship is The Real Thing.

Nicole said...

What great friends and what a sweet note.
That first sentence, I was like WAIT I'M BRINGING MY HEADLAMP then I remembered I'm only coming in my dreams, not in reality. Boo!

StephLove said...

How nice to have such wonderful colleagues. I miss that from my teaching/work-in-an-office days. There are a lot of perks to working at home, but I do miss the social aspect of other work situations sometimes.

NGS said...

It is lovely to have co-workers who recognize the value in who you are.

But Dark Clock is terrible.

maya said...

Thank you, blog friends. I am lucky to work with some amazing and kind people!

Nance--I had not considered that before--how interesting!

Nicole--you're coming in MY dreams too! XOXO!

StephLove--I think I had a lot more time for friend-type activity before I worked outside the home; so I'm grateful that it's possible to have fulfilling relationships via work too.

NGS--Always learning with you! I had to look up "dark clock."

"praying for peace/living with love"

The world is so beautiful and the world is so terrifying. Over 17,000 people have been killed by bombs and gunfire in the past eight weeks.....