Guys, I'm having an enormous "Sex and the City" moment. In fact, I've 99% for sure decided I'm going to re-watch the entire show from start to finish as soon as is humanly possible. Specifically, I was Googling an outfit Charlotte wore because I think I have a similar sweater, and stumbled on this list of the best quotes from the show. And this jumped out at me so hard:
Maybe we can be each other's soul mates. And then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with. -Charlotte York
I'm craving a celebration of female friendship, my "soulmates," and so, with that, I'm going to celebrate my girlfriends.
You know who you are. I've made you have brunch, I've shared heart to hearts with you at Rojo, I've picked you up off the floor of a bar (or you've picked me up, same difference). We've gone shopping and gone on vacations. We've shared perfume and stories about boys. You've slept on my couch or, heck, in my bed, after a night out.
We know each other, in the best ways. Some of my girlfriends have been with me for a decade and counting. Others have made space in my life in a matter of months. Each one has supported me through every iteration of myself, being my mirror, forcing me to reflect just by their presence and influence in my development.
One of my greatest joys in this newish chapter of life these days is that I have so much more energy to devote to great relationships. When I was committed, so much of my time and focus was, by default, on the person I was in a relationship with...and whether I'm proud to admit it or not, my friends often fell by the wayside in the face of that bigger, "more significant" relationship. Now, instead of that, I'm valuing the ability to have a friend-date for dinner at the drop of a hat. To go out spontaneously to brunch and spend an afternoon shopping and discussing books and jobs and boys and families.
I feel like a better version of myself when I've talked things out ad nauseum with girls who can listen, and more importantly, identify...because they're there too. We've got careers, we've got ambitions and plans, and dreams of love and whatever is coming next. I absolutely relish the sense that I'm not alone...especially when actually being alone sometimes feels like it really sucks.
This is veering into grossly sappy territory. I'm pretty sure if SATC's Samantha read this shit, she'd skewer me on her industrial-strength vibrator. I've probably waxed poetic enough for now, but I just can't get over how happy I am to have these great ladies in my life. After all...
They say nothing lasts forever: dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style. - Carrie Bradshaw