One is an ESL teacher. ESL stands for English as a Second Language. She hasn’t told any “stories” about students, but it’s easy to imagine an ESL teacher as a lead character in a novel. I could see how such a protagonist could get into funny situations, thus a romping comedy. Or you could write a mystery with an ESL lead. Perhaps a romance.
The other friend is a freelance writer. She’s definitely into the writing scene. It was fun to hear about an article she’s working on now and the research she’s doing for it. There’s such a quick turnaround on articles. Quite different from working on a novel. I would think that would be rewarding, being able to see your words in print within a relatively short time after you’ve gotten the assignment or after you’ve finished writing the piece.
I would advocate for a Be Thankful for Friends Day, but I’ve decided that will be an everyday occasion for me. Thank you to all my friends, those close, those far, those new, and those who’ve stuck with me all these years.