I was hesitant to bring this back, and honestly I don't even know that "bring this back" is the right term, but I do know that I've been thinking a lot lately about the friendships I've made at work and what blessings they've been. And in those reflections, I realized that I had yet to write about one of my closest friends, Gillian Luce, whom it just so happens I met at work.
When I met Gillian I wasn't really sure what I thought about her. I liked her of course, but I didn't necessarily think we'd be friends friends. You know what I mean. Looking back, I don't know why this was my reaction. As different as we are, we do share similarities. And don't worry, she knows this already so its safe to blog about.
I don't know where to start with Gillian... there are so many different things I could write about her. I suppose what you need to know about her work wise is that she is the Marketing Manager for our real estate ILS so we don't technically work for the same division anymore, but we still sit two rows apart from each other. Her job focuses on marketing to consumers (aka home buyers) and she does that mainly through social media channels. Don't get me wrong, I like Facebook, but I could never do her job... however, shes perfect for it. Gillian is one of those people who can honestly say that she loves her job which isn't something you hear that often- people may be good at their jobs or are content in them, but love is a strong word.
Now on to more interesting things about Gillian. She is always using quirky expressions in the office like jiminy cricket or whoopsy daisy (this could have contributed to why I thought we might not be close initially) and she is overly formal when she takes call at her desk. These aren't bad things, they are Gillian things.
She is happily married to a guy I can't stand, just kidding... and she is obsessed with her chihuahua, Bailey, who I really can't stand. I mean hes alright, but he has the potential to bark incessantly and even Gillian would admit its a bit much.
The only other thing I can say about her is that she has a servant's heart. Gillian is one of those give-you-the-shirt-off-her-back kind of people. I don't think there is anything I couldn't ask of her. She loves her family and friends well and I'm grateful to fall into her friend category.