Like Fine Wine

Finally, the house is quiet.  I’m trying to settle my mind before calling it a night.  This fur ball is keeping up with me though...laying across one of my slippers.  Every time I move, he lifts his head to look at me.  I can’t believe this cat is almost 14 years old...

Today I got a lot accomplished, including making time to chat with my sister-in-law.  Although we stay in contact through texting and Facebook, I haven’t spoken to her over the phone in some time.  I really consider her a friend, ya’know like my sister.  I feel I can confide in her when I need to...and that’s a good feeling.  
I started to think of how many women, I have the privilege of calling a ‘friend’.  Going through my mind, there aren’t many.  There are girlfriends I hang out with for different occasions.  Sidebar: Girls night out is coming up and will be in full effect for the opening weekend of, 'Think Like a Man'. 
I remember, in my twenties, I had a warped view on friendships with women.  It was a short sided view, as many things during that age, I admit.  I just think it was a way for me to protect myself from being disappointed by people.  Now, with a little maturity and life experience, I make better selections and choices in friends.
I have one friend that works at the same company as me.  When I became a new mom, beginning to learn what work-life balance meant, I felt she helped me give myself permission to let go of the perfect mom persona.  This was after she and I had a conversation about our girls.  That day, we extended our lunch hour to continue an in depth conversation where by the end, I wasn’t afraid to admit feeling overwhelmed with all that motherhood had to offer.  From that day moving forward, she and I transitioned from coworkers that worked well together on IT projects, to girlfriends that hung out/chatted outside of the workplace.  
I have another friend that is slightly older than me.  Currently, she is an executive at a financial institution.  In my experience and some of the projects we’ve engaged in for business, she is very influential in her company’s chain of command.  I find her as a mentor in our profession, and like me she is a mom of a little girl.  I make it a point to check in with her monthly to talk through some of the challenges and success I face at work.  She’s a really smart and talented woman!  I’m glad to have her as one of my mentors.  

I have a couple of friends where we coordinate play dates for our children.  These are the girlfriends that when it’s time to see the latest Alvin and The Chipmunks movie, they’ll be there with you early Saturday morning for the first movie showing.  Including, rotating through the bathroom runs during the movie with the kids.  They are the friends that allow you to have two hours for you and your husband to just hang out...thank you Lord!

I’d like to think I have good relationships with all of these women whom are very important to me...and with these gals, I think I’ve made pretty good choices.  On some level I’m still naive and attempt to befriend someone because I’m choosing to be compassionate.  However, I’m better at being able to get to that resolve a lot quicker than I’ve ever been able to do in the past.  I’m getting better with!

...making every effort to live life great! 

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  1. I'm so funny when it comes to friends. In my early 20's my phone wouldn't stop ringing. I must have had friends for all occasions. But now that I'm older I have all of about 5 and they are all I need. I truly cherish my friends now. So nice to meet you. Stopping in from SITS Sharefest

    1. I can't believe I missed this comment so long ago! I'm almost embarrassed to respond, but I'll do so anyway since you took time to reach out and comment.

      As I get older, I'm not sure if I have a reduced number of friends or if I now know the meaning of friendship and very selective of who I label as a friend [if that makes sense]. For those I do consider a friend, I agree, you cherish them.

      While it's been close to two years since you posted a comment, thank you so much for visiting! I hope you come won't take me this long to reply next time! LOL! :-)


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