Some of my closest friends are the amazing people I’ve met in college. Most of us had similar (or the same) major, interests and hobbies –as most friends do, right?
As internships and class work transformed into job offers, freelance gigs, personal brands and client work, it’s been great to know that my friends aren’t just there for me, they really get it.
I can vent about a freelance project with a client who isn’t being timely or clear and know that my friend will completely get what I’m going through and has probably been there too. If I’m stuck on something at my full time job, I know I can g-chat my fellow PR friends for a dose of support and clarity. And when I’m ready to do something new on the blog or up the ante with my side hustle, my fellow freelance and blogger friends have insights for days.
It works, it’s easy and it’s helpful.
So people are always shocked to find out how completely opposite my best friend and I are. I’m super creative, wordy, visual –always thinking about the deeper meaning and impact of things. My best friend is much more left brained than I am. She’s great with numbers, able to make logical decisions without as much hassle as I take.
When I try to talk to her about blogging or creative projects, she’s always happy to listen but definitely does not get it.
Still, our friendship works so well because when it comes to our values, we are one in the same. Still, you’d never know that just by skimming the surface of our friendship.
So in your friend groups and supportive circles, how do the people you love speak your language? And if they do, or don’t, how does this impact and reveal itself in your relationships? Let’s talk about it in the comments!