9 + 5 Signs You've Found Your Work BFF

9 + 5 Signs You've Found Your Work BFF

Work friends make the job more bearable, but work best friends make things interesting.

Fun and friendly co-workers are what make a job, no matter how miserable or enjoyable, much more pleasant on a daily basis. But have you found that one co-worker who is your best friend at work?

1. You get excited when you see their name on the schedule on the same day as yours.

Woohoo, I'll have someone to talk to that shift! As opposed to when you're on there with *scoffs* Karen. UGH!

2. You get sad when they're not at work.

Who am I gonna talk to now? You're nothing without your office ally. It's like when your best friend in high school didn't come to school one day, but somehow worse.

3. You follow each other on social media and it's not weird.

With any other co-worker, it just feels weird.

4. You feel comfortable enough with them to share personal information and stories.

With everyone else, you try to stay as professional as possible. With your work BFF, pretty much nothing is off-limits.

5. You spend more time with your work BFF than you do with your real life BFF.

This is not by choice, it's because you're stuck together 8 hours a day. The friendship and mutual liking may or may not be just a less severe version of Stockholm Syndrome.

6. You ask them all your work questions.

You feel comfortable enough to ask "stupid" questions, and you know they won't judge you.

7. You're teammates, not competitors.

Depending on the job (like if you work sales by commission, for example), there may be more emphasis on competition than team cooperation. But regardless of the work environment, you and your work BFF stick together, work together, and help each other out — never tear each other down.

8. You take turns doing the tasks no one wants to do.

It's not one-sided, like, you're stuck taking out the trash every day. You equally and fairly share responsibilities.

9. You've never met their family or friends, but you feel like you know them.

From hearing your work BFF talk about their parents, siblings, and spouse so much, you feel like you know them personally.

10. They're your go-to for work gossip.

You share any and all gossip with each other immediately. And you both hate the same people as each other, obviously.

11. They're the only person you really vent to about work stuff, and your co-workers.

Because no one else understands!

12. You can communicate just by exchanging glances.

You know exactly what they're saying, just by the look in their eyes. A customer walks in 2 minutes before close? You both look at each other and roll your eyes.

13. You know you can text them anytime and they will cover your shift for you.

You have each other's backs. Because somebody's got to! They're super reliable, helpful, and supportive.

14. You actually don't mind going to work every day, because you know you get to catch up with your work BFF!

Even though you just saw each other yesterday.

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5 Things I Want To Thank My Best Friend For

Because I don't say it enough.

What would life be without friends by your side to enjoy moments with? We often times forget how special people are to us. It is difficult to remember how important appreciation is to show.

Not only to ourselves but to other people. Life gets so chaotic and we get so involved in ourselves and just enjoying friendships that we don't stop enough to give a shout out to the people that mean the most to us. That's what this article is all about: giving appreciation to my best friend, who I don't let know enough how much I appreciate her.

1. Thank you for making golf so much better

There is not a single time where I pick up a golf club that I don't think about our fun times together. A game that is full of so much stress, mentally and physically, you were always able to make it so much more fun. Some of our stories are not appropriate for either this article or the golf course, but they continue to bring me so much joy. Thank you for pushing me to be my best on the course and off. Our journey from high school golf to college golf was one that I wouldn't trade for anything. Now, I get to be your biggest cheerleader on the sidelines and I cannot wait to see everything that the game brings for you.

3. Thank you for supporting me, good and bad

Freshman year of college when we were roommates and exploring a whole new world. From nearly tripling the amount of students at our schools to making terrible decisions, it was all new. We got the joys of exploring it together!

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Never Stop Moving Forward, But Remember Where You Started

Go through those windows of opportunity, but take a minute every now and then to look back.

Being almost halfway done with college is crazy to think about. It seems like it was so long ago when I got here, and yet everything is going by so incredibly fast. Lately I’ve been inspired to reflect more on my life, and I’ve discovered why it’s so important to do so every now and then.

“Remember where you come from.” My friend told me that the other day when we were discussing self-reflection. At first I thought about my family and where I grew up, but remembering where you come from is a lot deeper than that.

Sure I’m glad that I’m branching away from home and becoming more independent, but I’ve met people who’ve moved far away and are still the same person they were before they left.

For me, remembering where I come from is about remembering where I started mindset wise. Today I am becoming more and more involved and using as many resources as I can to create success for myself in life. Two years ago, heck even just a year ago, is a different story.

I had a very different mindset, and I thought that just ‘going with the flow’ was good enough. I stayed on top of my school work and had good grades, but that was my only priority. I didn’t make many efforts to get outside of my comfort zone because I didn’t realize how important that actually is.

Not everyone likes to get outside of their comfort zone, but I promise it’s worth it. Once you do, a whole new window of opportunities open. Go through it and don’t stop. But don’t forget to look back once in a while to reflect and remember where you started.

I’m never going to stop moving forward to reach my goals, but I’m also never going to forget where I came from. People have seen me make changes in my life, and I’ve seen that inspire them to do the same.

When I think back to where I started in college, it makes me appreciate how far I’ve come that much more. It pushes me to go even farther and work as hard as I can to reach my goals. It’s important to remember where you started because remembering that old mindset helps you to reach others who are still in it.

When I realized that I needed to get outside of my comfort zone and do more with my life, people who had been in the same position as me played a big role. I heard their stories of how much they grew from pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone. That inspired me to do the same because I knew I could.

I know that I will continue to grow as a person and expand the mindset I have today. I am still the same me, but I’m a better me because I’m working to be the best me.

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