Ya Gotta Have Friends
Even better is that still in my life is a friend from many of the jobs I've held. Sometimes the work really sucked, but the relationships with my coworkers made them tolerable. Thankfully, it has been quite some time since I had a soul-sucking job, but still, work friends definitely are the cherry on top of even the best jobs. Maybe I'm really lucky in that I walked into the last two jobs having at least one friend, and I'm about to walk into another with a friend.
I half-joked this week about having a time turner to maintain both jobs. The kids are great, the job is fun, but I definitely have the cherry on top with a few friends I've made in my tenure as a teacher and it'd be cool if I could take one or two along with me on my new journey-but I know that at least one of them will be around for a long time. We already have plans for a standing lunch date, and that is something that I consider sacrosanct.
It'll probably be even better when we don't have to say 'sorry, I've got a class to teach-we'll talk later'!