I got your back Homie!
I used to be a pretty shy person. I was never the type of girl to just walk up to someone and start a conversation. My best friend and I met in the 2nd grade. I remember her coming up to me and saying,
"Hey. I'm Latoya. You think you're cute don't you? Well, whatever..we're gonna be friends. Walk me home from school today."
On the outside I was saying, 'Who do you think you are?'. On the inside I was saying, 'I think this chick is crazy. I guess I'm obligated to be her friend'. Years later, (ahem..uh 25 years to be exact)we are still friends. I didn't realize back then just how much I would need good girlfriends in my life. In fact, I only realized that just recently. As you get older, your needs and wants change dramatically. The friends that may have been important to you in high school are not necessarily the same one that will continue with you through adulthood. Now that I'm a wife and mother, my circle has changed a bit. Thankfully, I am still able to carry some of those same people with me through my adult years. I am happier, more at ease, and more open-minded when I have my girlfriends in my life. They give me a natural thirst for life that I don't even think they know existed.
Let's face it, being a grown up isn't always all its cracked up to be. 6 am wake up calls, school lunches, snoring husbands...its a little too much for a Diva sometimes. So I feel great that every once in a while I can get together with my girls and escape for a bit. Its very comforting to know that the women you most admire have crummy days every now and then also. Its good to have a support system that inspires and encourages you. So thank you to all of my girls for your undying love and support. You girls ROCK!