Why Work Friends are the Best Friends

Why Work Friends are the Best Friends

Only they can understand the pain of 8 hours in that building.

Coworkers can be the best people or the worst people. When you're stuck in a closed space with them for 8+ hours 5 out of 7 days a week, you get to know them better than you probably want to. I am blessed to work with the people that I do and I am blessed to know as much about these people as I do.

I can honestly say that I am closer to these girls than I ever thought that I could possibly be to someone that I work with. The amazing thing about them is that they are always by my side no matter what. Whatever I need, whenever I need it, they're there for me. I can also go to them at any time of the day because I can guarantee that someone in the group in on their phone and can give me advice on whatever I need. Whether it be that I need someone to take my shift because something came up, or if I need advice on what necklace looks better with my outfit that day.

Even though at the moment we're all either away at college, busy with college or busy with jobs, we are all still there for each other and are just as close if not closer than we were this summer. That is the true measure of how good a friend is. The fact that this group of girls can be totally open and honest and can still be just as close when separated by distance as when we were all here together shows just how incredible these people are and how much we all truly love each other.

Work friends are amazing because they are the only ones that truly understand what's going on at work and the reasons that you're stressed. You can go to them and start venting about "that one customer" or "I hate that job!" and they know exactly where you're coming from. I love my friends that aren't from work but they just don't quite get the work aspect of my life. Even though the majority of my work friends are away at college right now, I know they're only a text away if I have to vent to them about the schedule or how crazy college is right now (I love cramming everything into the last few weeks of the semester).

These girls are very special to me and they know that already, but I'm just reiterating that fact, plus they all wanted me to write something about them (Happy Tori?) I love them with all of my heart and I especially love the special bond that we have and spending time with these amazing girls. I'll see you all soon over break, love you lots!

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I'd Rather Be Single Than Settle – Here Is Why Being Picky Is Okay

They're on their best behavior when you're dating.

Dating nowadays described in one word: annoying.

What's even more annoying? when people tell you that you're being too "picky" when it comes to dating. Yes, from an outside perspective sometimes that's exactly what it looks like; however, when looking at it from my perspective it all makes sense.

I've heard it all:

"He was cute, why didn't you like him?"

"You didn't even give him a chance!"

"You pay too much attention to the little things!"

What people don't understand is that it's OKAY to be picky when it comes to guys. For some reason, girls in college freak out and think they're supposed to have a boyfriend by now, be engaged by the time they graduate, etc. It's all a little ridiculous.

However, I refuse to put myself on a time table such as this due to the fact that these girls who feel this way are left with no choice but to overlook the things in guys that they shouldn't be overlooking, they're settling and this is something that I refuse to do.

So this leaves the big question: What am I waiting for?

Well, I'm waiting for a guy who...

1. Wants to know my friends.

Blessed doesn't even begin to describe how lucky I am to have the friends that I do.

I want a guy who can hang out with my friends. If a guy makes an effort to impress your friends then that says a lot about him and how he feels about you. This not only shows that he cares about you but he cares about the people in your life as well.

Someone should be happy to see you happy and your friends contribute to that happiness, therefore, they should be nothing more than supportive and caring towards you and your friendships.

2. Actually, cares to get to know me.

Although this is a very broad statement, this is the most important one. A guy should want to know all about you. He should want to know your favorite movie, favorite ice cream flavor, favorite Netflix series, etc. Often, (the guys I get stuck on dates with) love to talk about themselves: they would rather tell you about what workout they did yesterday, what their job is, and what they like to do rather than get to know you.

This is something easy to spot on the first date, so although they may be "cute," you should probably drop them if you leave your date and can recite everything about their life since the day they were born, yet they didn't catch what your last name was.

3. How they talk about other women.

It does not matter who they're talking about, if they call their ex-girlfriend crazy we all know she probably isn't and if she is it's probably their fault.

If they talk bad about their mom, let's be honest, if they're disrespecting their mother they're not going to respect you either. If they mention a girl's physical appearances when describing them. For example, "yeah, I think our waitress is that blonde chick with the big boobs"

Well if that doesn't hint they're a complete f* boy then I don't know what else to tell you. And most importantly calling other women "bitches" that's just disrespectful.

Needless to say, if his conversations are similar to ones you'd hear in a frat house, ditch him.

4. Phone etiquette.

If he can't put his phone down long enough to take you to dinner then he doesn't deserve for you to be sitting across from him.

If a guy is serious about you he's going to give you his undivided attention and he's going to do whatever it takes to impress you and checking Snapchat on a date is not impressive. Also, notice if his phone is facedown, then there's most likely a reason for it.

He doesn't trust who or what could pop up on there and he clearly doesn't want you seeing. Although I'm not particularly interested in what's popping up on their phones, putting them face down says more about the guy than you think it does.

To reiterate, it's okay to be picky ladies, you're young, there's no rush.

Remember these tips next time you're on a date or seeing someone, and keep in mind: they're on their best behavior when you're dating. Then ask yourself, what will they be like when they're comfortable? Years down the road? Is this what I really want? If you ask yourself these questions you might be down the same road I have stumbled upon, being too picky.. and that's better than settling.

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