People ask how are we going to keep close friendships with all our traveling.
It's funny to me, I've never really been a woman who has needed groups of friends, I thinks it's passed down from my mom. We always joke that we make horrible friends:) I'm not one to call or text and I don't have that need to hang out very often.
The friends who I hold dear to my heart are woman that I may not see for 6 months, and am able to jump right in like we have never been apart. I know that I can call them anytime if I need someone to talk to, or I'm feeling like an awful mom at the time and they are right there to pick me up. But I have to say, in the last year I have been a part of a moms group here in San Diego, which is totally not like me.
These woman have changed my outlook on friendship.
There's about 8 of us and we're as different from each other as can be. We have different goals and passions for our lives. We raise our kids differently, and friendship means something different to each of us. But their love and support for each other is overwhelming. I think it's funny how as adults we have so many characteristics as children. We want to feel accepted, loved and not judged.
These types of feelings hold us back from many new adventures.
We're always telling our kids to go for it, and care what people think. It's great to be different, but we let those same fears hold us back.
I have to say, at first I was afraid to tell my group about our new life adventure, I didn't want to be judged or be the "weirdo" of the group. I was so humbled by their reactions, nothing but love and support. I shouldn't have let my fear get the best of me. I have watched these woman cry, laugh and hold each other in the highest esteem.
For my birthday they all came and celebrated in my new home/trailer.
We wined and dined, laughed and talked like we always do. There was a part of me that wanted to cry because I knew I would greatly miss these woman, but I am so great full to have them be a part of my life.
There's sometimes pain in moving into the unknown, but I know I have a group of gals with all their love and support behind me. Thank you ladies for teaching me to open up my heart and let you all in!!