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