I KNOW PEOPLE WHO DO STUFF

I HAD one of those funny “a-ha” moments last week. I suddenly realised I knew people who did stuff. You know, had made something of themselv...

I HAD one of those funny “a-ha” moments last week. I suddenly realised I knew people who did stuff. You know, had made something of themselves.

I have three talented friends working in the television industry, a number of friends who are dedicated teachers - one in particular working with very difficult students and juggling a role as year adviser. Another is about to move to Colombia to teach. I have one friend in publishing and living overseas, another friend working in the aid field and again living overseas, one working with victims of sex trafficking and another an advocate for the health, safety and rights of sex workers. I have a friend who pitches to bring big corporate conferences to town – and as a result knows every nook and cranny of Sydney like the back of her hand. I have another friend communicating the inner workings of a big bank to its customers and stakeholders. I have friends who are cops, childcare workers, community advocates, journalists, mums, dads, accountants, beauty therapists, sole business operators and postal managers ... by golly. I’m so proud.

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  1. I know what you mean. Even weirder when you think that you have seen many of them either as 8 year olds in their undies, 11 year olds with dirty knees, 15 year olds with broken hearts or 19 year olds with snotty noses and confused lives. Aren't we lucky?

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  2. Do you used to watch Friends? Nobody ever knew what Chandler did. Something in marketing, banking and finance etc. I have a friend like that. One who tries to explain to me what it is she does but I still don't get it.

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  3. WOW, they say you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep ... wink wink ;)

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  4. My list is not quite as impressive, but I do have some friends with very grown up sounding job titles that make you double-take and think 'how clever are you my lovely friend'?!

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  5. What a lovely post Kate. You've made me think about those who surround me too. It's easy to just compartmentalise friends into who/what they are in our own lives, rather than who/what they are to the world.
    You should be proud!

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  6. Oh you've made us all feel very special. Don't forget to add yourself to that list, you're very talented and special too you know

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  7. thats a lot of friends you've got...and all the different field, how awesome!!!

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