Unbeknownst to me, I would meet two of my best friends in one of the more unlikely places…in insurance. I will always remember the day I met Trish and Andy. I was entering a department populated entirely by intelligent, good looking, well dressed women who were also kick ass copywriters slinging words to sell insurance.
I was the merest bit nervous.
I needn’t have been. In the early days of our friendship, they both endeared themselves to me in their own way, Trish with her gentle guidance; Andy with her sarcasm.
In the months and years to come, we grew to adore, depend on, and consult one another on everything from buying cars to taglines to relationships to babies. Sometimes all in the same conversation.
Also, they are great fun, as evidenced below.
We live far apart these days, but they are as much a part of my heart as ever.
I thank Trish for always being an example of grace under pressure, for showing me the value of organization, and for one of the greatest laughs in the history of the world. This song will always reminds me of her.
To Andy, I give thanks for lessons in boundary-setting, spiritual guidance, head squeezes, and for reminding me to always sing…full voice.