I like to keep things real on this blog because one day, I will look back at my posts and say, "This blog was originally started by me for me."
Soooooo, this post is kinda, sorta for me. To remember this ah-hah moment in my life.
I am a real person, dealing with a real life, a real marriage, real kids and real routines. I also cope with real crappy days even though they may seem like GREAT days to someone else. They are still MY "crappy" days. Call me selfish, spoiled, unappreciative, greedy or self loathing. I probably would do the same thing if I were in your shoes, but I am not.
Sometimes I take for granted all the magical things God granted and blessed me with, but I am a REAL person and have my faults.
Don't get me wrong...I love my family and I love my life, but sometimes it's nice to escape to "girlfriend land" and pretend nothing exists but laughter, Mexican martinis, lake view sunsets and a little catching up. And that my friends, is what I did last night....escaped to the world of "girlfriend land". It was nice. Really nice.
I mean who wouldn't want to escape to views like this.
And drinks like this.
And gorgeous friends like this (minus iPhone alien eyes)
It was just what I needed. I think all of us that were there needed it. We sat there chatting about endless topics that made us laugh, made us think and made us feel part of something...a group of women who can lean on each other no matter where we are in life.
It just feels good to be able to be myself around a group of girls that have known me for years, that honestly care, genuinely listen, actually respond to what I have to say and like/love me for who I truly am. That is hard to find these days. Its' so easy to get caught up in a clique of women just to be part of a "group". I am slowly starting to learn that quality prevails over quantity. I guess you could say I am getting wiser in my older years. Wow, I have I just turned into my mother? If so, I will take it with honor!
So, thank you to all my girls who have stuck by me through thick and thin, who do not judge me, who call to just catch up and who actually care about what I am doing. You know who you are. And to my blog friends whom I have never met, you brighten my day...every day and as much as it is a huge commitment to be a blogger, I wouldn't take it back for anything. There are so many that I have NEVER met in real life, but have all of a sudden consider my closest friends. Again, you know who you are!