I got the chance to hang with my girls today…there’s 5 of us and we religiously get together once a month. We all worked together once but now have all scattered in different directions, but we have such an incredible bond and make the effort to get together often. We are all different, have different family statuses (some single, some married, some with kids) and range in age from 35 (me) to 52. From the outside, some might think we’re an unlikely group, but for us it totally works. I think of us as puzzle pieces – all unique in our individual pieces but together, we fit perfectly.
We all share a deep love, respect and genuine interest for one another and I feel so blessed to be part of such a friendship.
Sadly, one member of our group is moving to Phoenix for a great job opportunity, so we’re meeting more like twice a month to get as much time together before she moves. However, we all have genuine (not lip-service) plans to visit her often and because her job is a traveling one bringing her back to Denver, we’ll still see her probably every other month between visits here and there. I’m saving up money in my travel fund so that I can go visit her often. Separation by state will not sever our bond.
If you have friends that you often say “we should get together more often” then never do, I really encourage you to make the effort and make it a ritual. You’ll be surprised how superficial/light-hearted conversations will slowly lend way to deep personal discussions and sharing of one another’s lives.
My girls know everything about me, things that most people would never know. They know what makes me tick, they know my dreams as well as my colorful past. I hide nothing from them and am an open book to these girls, my confidantes…and I would trust them with my life. They are like family.
So what’s keeping you from opening up and sharing your life with friends that you trust?