Stop! This post is not about romantic relationships. We can have work relationships, right? I’m not sure about those, “situationships” that the rapper Fabolous was talking about. Or, maybe I do. I’ve honestly experienced that too. Those moments when you aren’t able to identify what you truly are but you can say that there’s something there.
Every relationship serves a purpose. You may not agree with the outcome, but they did serve a purpose. I believe you are to learn something from every relationship that forms. I learned so much from the relationships that I formed in Richmond, Virginia (featured image). The summers that I spent working with Ms. Teresa Roane, Mr. Eric Richardson, Sgt. Major Haynes, and Mr. Ed Lee were some of the best times of my life. Those summers made me a scholar in my field of study. I can never thank them enough!
The relationships that blossomed from being cubicle buddies, classmates, and neighbors. Some of those people are like family now. Relationships that first began with:
“How’s it going?”
“Girl did you finish your paper?”
“Hey did you figure out your research topic?”
Our paths still cross and I’m happy to say that they are doing some pretty incredible work in their fields. From working in Dubai, Cornell University, recently married with job promotions, and Ph.D programs. I’m #SteeleThankful for genuine relationships. The relationships that can truly last a lifetime.
What are you #SteeleThankful for?