Oh hey there. It’s Chan. So how do you survive your workday? Coffee, chocolate, naps under your desk, online shopping binges?
If you’re lucky, you have a work bff. If you’re #blessed, you have a Fats.
Fatima, Fats, Fat Shady. Always 110% up for a photo shoot at any moment.
The importance of a work bff is immeasurable. It’s the difference between laughing disturbingly loud and crying a little on the inside all day at work.
This is the Fats I met day 1 at work. We were in the same training class at work last August. Like me, she looked all buttoned up and ready for business.
But I realized quickly after she opened her mouth that she is my spirit animal. A complete open book. I’m a more curated coffee table book – choosing way too carefully what I let show – but this girl talks freely about therapy and her immediate thoughts about literally everything. And I love her for that.
We bring each other Nutella snack packs from the kitchen, finish each other’s sentences, laugh maniacally together at jokes only we understand, and sing impromptu songs to document our codependent work life together.
When it gets too serious in the office, Fats yells out something completely random. Or throws herself on a big ball to make me die laughing. Or instigates a heated discussion with coworkers trying to concentrate.
They let us out for fresh air once a day for 30 minutes. Time for more photo shoots.
Look at this beautiful infectious smile
She also drives a Tesla with all white interior and says things like “Let’s do a selfie. Don’t worry it’s on autopilot.” Terrifying.
And back to the Walgreens parking lot. Necessary for work bff bonding.
Car maintenance is also super important work bff bonding. Documenting the moment when Fats learned how to add air to my tires.
Unknowingly color coordinating on Halloween.
Embracing after a work happy hour at The Veil in Richmond. We love beer in goblets.
If it’s for comic relief or for helping each other learn and grow at work, having a work bff is magical. Thanks for existing Fats. Love ya you little glitter covered unicorn. 💗
Now I need to know – do you have a work bff? Tell me about it in the comments! 😘
Have a great day!