Katrina and I have very different personalities. She is quiet, methodical, and planned. I am boisterous, silly, and animated. She wears corduroy pants, a sweater, and stud earrings; I wear crazy leggings, skirts, and loud, dangley earrings.
It took some time to learn to work together and I can’t say that the first year was particularly smooth. During the second year, we finally connected and I can say that I relied on her for professional and personal support. We got along so well that last summer we decided to attend a two-day workshop together.
After one of the workshop dinners they provided an ice cream bar with all of the fixings. Katrina and I went up to get our ice cream and then returned to our table. I looked down at our bowls and began to laugh. The bowls were a visual representation of the different personalities she and I have. Katrina returned to the table with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. My bowl contained chocolate
ice cream, chocolate and caramel syrup, sprinkles, M&M’s, and whipped cream.
Katrina and I laughed and sat together enjoying each other’s company. Orderly vanilla and crazy chocolate.