Anna has been my best friend forever! We met in Primary school, at the age of 5 and have been truly inseparable ever since. Throughout our Secondary School and 6th Form years we barely spent an evening apart, and if we had too, you could bet we’d spend the entire evening on the phone to each other, much to our parents annoyance.
After 6th form, we were split up for University studies; I stayed in Birmingham to study at the School of Jewellery, whilst Anna abandoned me for Nottingham to study Sociology. This was the longest time we’d spent away from each other and the longest time we have ever gone without speaking everyday, it was quite a change. Nevertheless, whenever she visited it was like we’d never been apart, there has never been any awkwardness. We didn’t dwell on things we’d missed out on and were just happy to make the most of our time together.
When we completed our degrees, Anna returned to Birmingham and after a few years and a few different jobs we’ve ended up working at the same company. Working with Anna has always been fun, we have very different responsibilities at fabulous, and although we spend a few days a week together, we always make the most of our down time together – particularly our nights out dancing!
This year, in our year of positive change we are completing the ‘fabulous 50k’ walk where we will walk between our Leamington and Solihull stores. We’ve now started our training meeting each other before and after work to prepare ourselves for this incredible challenge. Training last week, we realised how great it is to be training together, giving us much more dedicated time to chat and giggle as well as support and inspire each other.
So far we’ve always been there for each other, through life’s highs and lows, and we’ve been there to celebrate each others biggest achievements. We’ve had different experiences and different circles of friends but our bond of friendship has remained strong throughout.
In this year of positive change, and the fabulous 50km looming I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge together, if anyone will get me to finish a 10 hour walk it’ll be Anna!
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