I'm going to come out and say it. Making friends is hard. Making friends sucks. It's a bazillion times harder to make girl friends. For girls it's always a competition. When Bennett was visiting, we went to a really cute bar with a bunch of girls our age. We joked that they were absolutely the type of girls we would have been friends with in college, but now? We guessed when they caught us staring at them they figured we were taking about them and judging them. When I see girls staring at me I always think they must be judging me. How sad is that? Sad...but true.
That's why I'm so thankful for this blog world and all the ladies I've met through it. We do what women should do. When I come across a blog of someone amazing that I admire and could only wish to know in person, I follow, comment, and boom! A friendship is born. Sure, there's negativity, just like anywhere, but there's a lot more love. We get inspiration from each other, we build each other up, we congratulate each other.
This blog world has given me so much happiness since I moved down here four months ago, without any friends. Sure, now I have work friends, but they're just that. Work friends. I feel the same sense of, are they really my friends or friends just because we have breaks at the same time? After having such wonderful best friends in high school, and amazing sorority sisters in college, this feeling is so foreign to me. So, without getting too mushy, I can't tell you all how thankful I am to be a part of such a wonderful community of women. I love each and every one of you for reading, and for writing inspiring posts I look forward to reading every single day.
Without you all I really would be a lonely cat lady. At the age of 23. And that would be really sad.