General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

T-Minus 7 Days!!

Next Wednesday I leave for Niki's! Happy Birthday to ME!! I can't wait to play with my Nathan and meet Lorelei. I'm such a lucky girl, to have my friends.

I was talking with Sally the other night about women and girlfriends and she commented on how hard it is to keep and maintain girlfriends. I disagree. My friendships with my girlfriends are so easy!

When I was young, like elementary through high school, girlfriends were definitely hard. I really didn't have any. I was that kid in the bathroom where the rest of the girls in your class come in and tell you that you should really change schools becuase no one wants to be friends with you. I was always striving to fit in, be cool, be anything! And I never knew who my friends were from day to day. It was awful- and maybe that has made me either choose my friends more carefully or cherish them more. I'm not sure. But today- I don't have a lot of friends, but I do have great friends. Being accepted or judged is never an issue. Even being out of touch for a bit doesn't phase things.

I have learned through the past few years how vital and necessary and life- affirming girlfriends are. I need them. They're gifts from God. And I don't have to work at it, or try, or worry- they are just there. Always there.

"True friendship means a willingness to share both joy and complete despair" -The Girls from Ames


  1. I was that kid too. I think you either stick with the pattern and keep choosing the wrong friends, or you discover what you deserve and cherish and choose carefully that way.

  2. AshHam! I love you!!! So glad you're my friend!!!!


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Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
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