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Let Me Tell You About My Best Friends

Inspire · Life · March 8, 2019

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I think we can all agree that making friends as an adult is HARD. There are countless articles and blog posts all over the internet about it. People talk about it on podcasts, on talk shows, in magazines, and books. When you are little you are thrown with the same group of people sometimes from age 3 to 18. Then in college you are thrown with a new group of people. But when you need it the most, when you have young babies, when you are navigating life as a wife and mom it’s so much harder. In honor of International Women’s Day I want to tell you about how that changed for me. Let me tell you about my best friends and how we came to be.

When I moved to our tiny suburb of Dallas I did not know anyone in my neighborhood. I did meet one friendly girl early on. Flash forward to having Liam. I happened to be on Facebook one night (when am I not?) and I saw a girl post about a local moms group. I quickly clicked on it and did the free trial membership. I was put in a Facebook group with other moms from my area. I noticed that in my “Welcome message” another girl was there too. So we messaged and decided to go for a walk with our babies.

Flash-forward to meeting other girls in the group and over the past almost two years we have formed the most amazing circle of ladies. Today I wanted to celebrate them and share how important they are to me.

Sure most of our time together involves a park, or leaving a conversation mid-sentence to make sure a child isn’t putting something in their mouth. We are wrangling kids in our athleisure best instead of our cute dresses and heels as we once were when we could have a cocktail and chat in peace. But none of that matters. They don’t care if I am wearing the same insanely comfy leggings I wore last time we hung out.  Or if I am rocking 3 days of dry shampoo and zero concealer. They make the time to notice when I am wearing cute new sneakers. They ask about what’s going on with XYZ even if they don’t have the brain power.


These are women who inspire me to be a better woman. They inspire me to be a better mom, wife, friend, daughter, and member of society. They are selfless, loving, smart, kind, caring, and funny. As moms we have so many days that we feel less than, not good enough, not doing XYZ well enough. When you have women in your corner who are there to lift you and guide you and reassure you that you are doing great then you have everything. Because, on International Women’s Day we should be celebrating all women and we should be encouraging and lifting each other. But, beyond that we should do that EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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I would love to know about a woman or women who inspire you!

Thank you to adidas for sponsoring this post and being such a huge supporter of women. 

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  • 19 thoughts on “Let Me Tell You About My Best Friends

    1. Krysten Quiles

      I haven’t had good friends in a long time, but I feel like a few of my work friends may be on their way to becoming good friend. I had a really good group of friends with high school, but things happened that broke us up. All these years later it still makes me so sad… but maybe I’ll find those relationships again one day.

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    2. renee

      Such a good read. I have my mom that inspires me everyday. She is so determined and goal orientated every day. My good friends I see every Wednesday and we get all of our issues out then, over wine lol.

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    3. Stephanie

      Making friends as an adult is so hard! I tried a moms group and it didn’t work out. I have met some amazing people the last 6 months or so, though, when my oldest started kindergarten and I joined PTO as the yearbook coordinator. My best friend, who I have known since I was days old, lives 4 hours north of me (she is in Dallas!) but I don’t see her as much as I wish I could.

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    4. Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block

      You’re so right….when we need friends the most it can be difficult to find them. I found a group of mom friends in our neighborhood who have been an incredible support system for me and my family. I’m so thankful I have this as I was the first of my core group of friends to have kids, and sometimes you just need other moms around.

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    5. Jessie

      You are not kidding about it being hard as an adult to make friends. I’m not going to lie, I gave up and started blogging and made blog friends instead. A lot of the women I’ve come across and tried to be friends with, make it impossible to be friends with. I have two best friends, one of them being my best friend since we were 8 years old. I’m okay with just those two. I think every mom needs a friend, especially another mom friend to relate to.

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    6. Carol

      That’s awesome! I’m in my mid-20s and I definitely find it hard to make best friends. And the friendships I had in college or high school drifted apart because we changed our views on life or they moved away. Glad there’s still hope to make friends or even best friends like you have!

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    7. aisasami

      I have work friends because I rarely get out. I take my weekends inside as I need to recharge. But I do have friends in the activities I do like Tae Kwon Do and theatre.

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    8. Nati

      I agree, making friends as an adult is not easy! But it seems you found a great group of people! You should cherish it because that is really the most precious thing.

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    9. Tonya Morris

      Having a good support system is key. I don’t know where I’d be without my tribe. Also I’ve been loving Adidas gear – I got this cute cross body the other day it’s clear & SUPER cute for summer.

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    10. Christa

      It’s so wonderful that you have such an amazing group of friends! Women supporting women are the best.

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    11. Angela Tolsma

      This is so lovely! Finding a supportive group of women is so important and I am glad you found one that worked best for you! I am still working on finding one in my area but it’s happening!

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    12. walter han

      Having a good support system is key. I don’t know where I’d be without my tribe. Also I’ve been loving Adidas gear – I got this cute cross body the other day it’s clear & SUPER cute for summer.

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    13. cagri sahin

      Having a good support system is key. I don’t know where I’d be without my tribe. Also I’ve been loving Adidas gear – I got this cute cross body the other day it’s clear & SUPER cute for summer.

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