Sunday, April 24, 2011

Two-fer Day: Friendship

You know like: "two-for-one"?!
Except around here, when we say it, it sounds like "two-fer-one" ;)

In other notes,
I'm trying to get out of my "sad-slump"
so I decided to write after reading something.
Unfortunately, I'm working on this beautiful Easter Sunday and I'm stuck inside listening to birdies chirp and so I've been catching up on my online reading when I should be writing my paper... but I'm halfway done with it so I decided to take a break :)

Anyways, my reading lead me to stumble upon this article|writeup|whatever you want to call it! It reminded me of some friends that I've become very close to here within the past few months and some that have been around for a very long time. Those that I may not have known them for the longest time, I feel as if I do now. They're all incredibly great girls and I know that they're there for me at any time.
I'm so lucky to have them all!
Now, these girls don't really know each other either. My friendships have always been pretty peculiar. I've always had friends in different circles lol. KB & Romance are from Beaufort. KB is my partner in photography crime, Romance is probably one of my fastest acquaintances-turned-besties. S is my personal makeup artist ;) (for those of you reading and don't personally know me, I'm being sarcastic!) But she's got a heart of gold! Florida is my country girl that was born in the wrong state and she's been initiated into the Carolina girl living a few summers back. Unfortunately, she's now in the Navy and being shipped out to Guam here soon. I can't wait for our long late night Skype dates so we can plan her wedding. I love her to pieces and she'll always understand everything I ever say. Car is another one that moved too far away. Granted, it's only Columbia, but 2 hours is 2 hours too far. I'm so ready for the summer so I can go visit her. Aunda is part of the previous trio. She is always up for anything and I know that I can call her up anytime and she's a sure bet for a lunch date.
Oh & Andy, well she's my 4 years younger twin that looks nothing like me. We act totally annoying together, love jamming out to Glee music in the car & she loves it when I drive and don't pay attention! Yikes!

So all of you reading ladies, (and gents?) take a gander at this article. It totally made me realize that my bests are so incredibly valuable to me. I love them all individually.

What I Hold Near and Dear to My Heart….
July 22, 2010
Miss Ella D -via The Island News

Women require more than men- a larger monthly clothing allowance, one last glance in the mirror before going out, every color pair of shoes in her closet, and most importantly, friends. (favorite.line.ever!)
I am not just talking about the people you say ‘hi’ to while walking down Bay Street, but the inner circle…the ones you call for no reason or call because you have news… the ones you want to go shopping or drink coffee with, the ones you who know you (the REAL you), and love you anyway.
I like to refer to it as a sisterhood.  These friendships we hold near and dear to our hearts- they require care and feeding and exercise.  We work at being thoughtful of one another and avoid the demands that strain these bonds.
Some ladies have a small circle of besties while others are large- it matters not the number.
What is important is the mutual like, respect, and thought.  Your friends rescue you- from a lonely Christmas day, a bad date, or from your kids!!  She knows you will do the same for her one day.  And you don’t keep score- it is NEVER tit for tat.  It all evens out in the wash eventually- you see, that is what friends are for.
My inner circle is not so large, and I love it that way.  My oldest friend (she is not old mind you)- I could just eat her up: I love her like a sister.  She has been with me through thick and thin.  She knows me, my family, my past, and what I hope my future to be.  She understands who I am and why, she l listens to me with real empathy, she can laugh with me or at me.  In turn, I chuckle at her jokes, listen to her tell stories about her kids, remember her special days, and hold her secrets and dreams close to my heart.  Our bond is understood and mutual.  It has taken years to develop and nurture our special relationship.
Girlfriends like her and the rest of my inner circle are what I consider to make me the person I am.  It is these intimate connections with fellow women that make my mundane days just more fun!  I honestly don’t know what I would do without my girlfriends to chat with on the phone while I do my ironing or hang out with on those long summer days at the pool.  So, here’s to all the ladies and the bonds of friendships…cheers to the sisterhood!  Now, go give your bestie a call and tell her so!

I encourage you all to reach out a little further to your bests.
Who's by your side, thick through thin?


  1. This is such a great post and makes me think of all of the girls that are close to my heart :) x

  2. i
    A Daring

    Photography besties we are :)


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