STAYING CONNECTED THROUGH PREGNANCY
FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Megan Peterson & Corri Smith
Megan Flynn Peterson and Corri Smith initially bonded over their dogs, and have stayed close over cross-country moves, pregnancy, and building businesses. What does it take to maintain their bond? Driving long distances and getting impromptu tattoos? (#casual) Read on to find out how these busy women keep their tie strong.
Small Packages: What was the first thing you remember really liking about each other?
Megan: I remember thinking her style was so cool. We met because our dogs decided to be buds, so I loved that she was also a pit bull owner (our pups came from the same rescue)!
Corri: She was friendly and kind.
Small Packages: Now that you've been friends for a while, what's the thing that holds you together? Why has your friendship lasted?
Megan: We really didn't get to be friends in the same city for long enough--about two years after we met and became close my husband and I moved to California. I remember telling her we were leaving and not knowing what her reaction would be (a lot of people were surprised and a few even made me feel kind of guilty about it), but she said "That's okay!" in the most encouraging tone ever. She is supportive and always there for you, even if you're clear across the country. We don't get to talk as much as we'd like (I have a toddler and she has a booming business), but we always take the time to touch base and stay in contact.
I know that time or distance won't matter; we can call each other up and talk like not a moment was missed.
Small Packages: Tell us something about your girl that she'd be too modest to share. Brag about her a little!
Megan: She has the world's biggest heart. She's also ridiculously talented, amazingly independent, and incredibly successful because she works harder than anyone I know. She is an inspiration to pretty much everyone who knows her.
Corri: Anyone would be LUCKY to call Megan a friend. Between her successful blog, husband, sweet daughter, travel, cook books, Ender's instagram, etc., she has plenty to manage... but she stays true to herself, is consistently kind, and always makes time for the people she cares about.
We never need firm plans. We just have our "things," and I love that about us.
Small Packages: How do you stay connected? (Give us tips!!!)
Megan: Social media makes it a lot easier, as well as FaceTime and the occasional flower delivery. We also try to be there for the big things. She had surgery recently and it tore me up to not be there for it--she drove three hours each way (and picked up the cake!) for my daughter's birthday party last year. It's not exactly revolutionary but we're actually in the midst of figuring out a standing FaceTime date every week or two so that we don't let too much time go by without seeing each other. Also I'm hoping she will come to California for Thanksgiving so...
Corri: We Facetime, text or share messages over IG DM. We recently decided to set up a weekly facetime and will start to do that (but then we got distracted --- maybe this will keep us accountable!)