I love small-world moments. A little over three years ago, I was searching for something new. I was searching for a way to meet new people, try new things, and ideally feel like I was making a difference. A friend of mine suggested I look into Seattle Works, and sent me a link. Within 15 minutes, I had sent my registration for Team Works.
Right about the same time, a woman named Jane was searching for the same thing. She heard about Seattle Works from a friend of hers, and ended up on my Team Works team.
Through our four Saturdays we spent volunteering, as well as the happy hours and morning trips for coffee that would follow, we found out a lot about each other. We went to the same high school. We went to the same middle school. It wasn’t until she seemingly reached into the depths of my own memory and pulled out details of her elementary school computer class that we realized we’d actually been in the same schools for most of our lives – and yet, we hadn’t met until our respective friends suggested we sign up to volunteer with Seattle Works.
A little over three months ago, Jane and I were married at an adorable bistro in our neighborhood, that happened to be just a few blocks from where our Team Works orientation brought us together for the first time.
This story is one of many reasons Jane and I will be at SWANK this year, giving a little something back to the organization that gave us the greatest small-world moment we’ve ever experienced.
Thank you Trevor (and Jane) for sharing your story with us. We can’t wait to see you at SWANK!