The past few days I have been doing a lot with my group of friends from work. We really have a blast together. We make 400-comment threads on facebook posts, laugh until we can't breathe even if it wasn't that funny, and tease each other mercilessly. We had a Wal-Mart scavenger hunt Tuesday night and even though my team lost I laughed so hard I didn't even care. Afterwards we went to Diary Queen and people gave us strange looks. Then, yesterday evening we had our Christmas banquet for work and we were talking and laughing so much I could barely find time to eat. We're such a mixed up group of people but somehow it all works. There are people from so many different stereotypes in our little group. We're so different, but we're friends anyway. It's great.
I guess the bottom line here is that I'm extremely thankful for this group of people. They're some of my closest friends. I was painfully shy throughout middle school and most of high school. Working at my job is what really changed that for me. They brought me out of my shell and I learned that I don't need to be so terribly self-conscious. I can be me and people will be okay with that, even love me for it. There's honestly no better feeling in the world.