She knew how much I was making, and then I knew how much she was offered... I definitely feel guilty about that.
It’s a strange thing to commodify your friendship. Suddenly you yourselves become the 'product' and there's a certain pressure on the friendship that comes with that.
The hardest thing for me was the fear of not living up to expectations of the team who already knew me outside of work or letting my friend down if I didn't deliver on the role.
Getting to see her work from ideation to execution just makes me even more proud of her.