I've found myself reflecting on my female friendships. And, you know, what my life would be like without them?
The blessings are numerous in this area because most of my women friends, have been in my life 10+ years!! We've grown together, witnessed and celebrated each other's milestones, suffered heartbreaks and losses. Our bonds are unbreakable. There's no doubt in my mind that they've played a huge role in my life. My love for my sisterhood demonstrates the value that it holds in my life. However, now it's time to smack some hands for those who take such a bond for granted and make it questionable consistently. Here's to you, Media.
I dislike with a passion how the media tends to portray women as being bitchy and self-serving. Really now?! Of course, there are some women like that, but there are also a lot that truly flip that idea on its head and demonstrates the beauty of who they, we, are. Where's the balance?
Surely, you use discernment as you would with anyone else, right?! To constantly reinforce this stereotype is quite damaging. I mean, what is life without sisterhood? A question for those without, do you sense a void? Do you find yourself wishing you had women you could relate to and bond with? I mean, men are cool but it's just not the same. Us women connect on a deeper level. There are things they just don't understand and probably never will as they don't share our experiences. As long as you have a solid group of women that truly have your best interest at heart, you're good, in my opinion. Women that want you to shine in all areas of your life and will hold you accountable when you're not pulling your weight are who you want to surround yourself with. Life lesson.
I saw someone tweet that breaking up with your best friends would hurt a lot more than breaking up with a significant other. And up until that moment, that had never crossed my mind, but I have to agree.
Like, just take a minute and let that really sink in, that your best friend is no longer apart of your life? Mate, I don't know about you but I would be lost... 15 years of friendship. I think my heart would collapse lol. A true state of mourning. I know we all have a tendency to take those we've known the longest, for granted but please... Let your girls know how much they mean to you.
“Women understand. We may share experiences, make jokes, paint pictures, and describe humiliations that mean nothing to men, but women understand. The odd thing about these deep and personal connections of women is that they often ignore barriers of age, economics, worldly experience, race, culture — all the barriers that, in male or mixed society, had seemed so difficult to cross." - Gloria Steinem