Shared Story about Group 3

BlogGroup 3a 360I love how impatient the two women look as the 3rd one is looking at something else.  I have a friend who loves to have the secret/story/rumor/info about people we all know, and loves to share. She stopped me in the grocery store to tell me about a mutual friend’s daughter’s surgery when she spotted another friend in the meat section.  She said–this isn’t really the best place to go into it–more later, girl–and speed walked her basket to the ham bin.  I stood there by the canned veggies just wondering how many people she had stopped in the aisles.  And then I decided I’d wait to say anything until the mother shared that news with me personally, and when my friend was ready–later–to tell me more, I’d have something to say, like: let’s wait to talk about this with her mother when she wants to!the secret/story/rumor/info about people we all know, and loves to share. She stopped me in the grocery store to tell me about a mutual friend’s daughter’s surgery when she spotted another friend in the meat section.  She said–this isn’t really the best place to go into it–more later, girl–and speed walked her basket to the ham bin.  I stood there by the canned veggies just wondering how many people she had stopped in the aisles.  And then I decided I’d wait to say anything until the mother shared that news with me personally, and when my friend was ready–later–to tell me more, I’d have something to say, like: let’s wait to talk about this with her mother when she wants to!


 

 

These sculptures are okay.  But I can’t really tell what they’re supposed to mean. Women are messy.  They carry a lot of baggage around and try to get other people to carry it, or at least ask about how heavy it is.  The most important pivotal moments in my life have been with men.  My father, my husband, my son and my employer.  My husband is the most important person in my life.  Our marriage, our children, and our commitment to Jesus Christ keeps my life interesting, blessed, and free from things most women waste their time with.

 

 

I’ve worked as an administrative assistant for about 10 years.  I’ve worked for bosses who hit the ceiling, jumped the gun on each other’s accounts, made rude assumptions about staff, and could either freeze or torch a meeting with a look or a casual remark that cut off any chance of making progress.  I’ve worked for bosses who knew how to organize structures to avoid drama, maintain transparency, help staff fulfill their responsibilities, and could energize an entire office with a look or a casual remark that dissolved tension and allowed problem-solving in difficult situations. Male and female.  I realized this as the years pass: a particular gender doesn’t corner the market on business acumen or human resources.  The second mindset does.  I worked for a woman who had that mindset and helped others understand her process.  She taught me a lot.  She let me work part time while I went back to school.  And then I started my own business.  I’m one of her sub-contractors now.