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Last week at our company's annual retreat, we, as a team, took a cooking class. There's always a little something exciting in the midst of the company retreat to keep employees on our toes and bring us together at the same time. My first year with Serendipity, we went ziplining. If that didn't show people's true colors, I don't know what would–except a cooking class.

I was late jumping on board with Pinterest. I did not need ONE more online account to manage and I didn’t understand how this would be a useful tool. My first impression, from hearing others talk about it, was that it was a big time waster. At first, I thought a little bit like my friend Kelly did…”I just don’t get it.”  

Starting my job at Serendipity wasn’t a dream come true. (Sorry, Kasie!) I had already lived much of my professional life, went through some tough life situations, and found myself in need of a job to help make ends meet for our family. The job kind of fell into my lap at the right time–sounds a little serendipitous, right?

“It’s a long ways from your heart.” These were the famous words of my dad when I was growing up. Not only were they words of perseverance, but they also epitomized my dad’s personality and work ethic. However, while they have helped me find strength and comfort throughout my life, they couldn’t help me handle the grieving process I was about to experience when last November, my dad passed away of a massive heart attack.

When my best friend became engaged last fall, I couldn’t have been happier for her. Memories flashed through my head from the previous ten years and how much we really grew up together through college and as young adults. And now that one of us was taking the next step in her life, it feels as though we both were preparing for what was to come.

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