Friendships come and go – some stay for a season, maybe your kids are in dance or soccer together, some you lose touch with over the years but thank goodness for social media, we can see their kids grow. Some will come in and out of your life over time. Others stick around for a little longer, you go through significant life events. Despite how long you have been friends, our friendships are worth celebrating.
We celebrate our other anniversaries – with our spouse, working for the same company, how long we have been blogging, etc. I want to encourage you to celebrate your friendiversaries too!
You can do whatever you want, I have one friend who I have been friends with since 2002, and our plan is to go on a girl’s vacation for our 20th anniversary. Do all of the things that when we go with our husbands they roll their eyes out – lots of wine, dancing and spa days our planned. In this relationship we have seen ourselves through A LOT of life. We live in different states now but maintain our friendship with visits to each other’s houses, family vacations together and A LOT of phone calls. We have both had our hearts broken, learned how to navigate the professional work environment, and are attempting to raise nice humans. We are worth celebrating!
In the case of another friend of mine, we have become quick friends, we spend our weekends together, our girls are the best of friends and it feels like we have been friends for much longer. We met shortly before the 2016 flood and went through the process of evacuating our houses together by boat, I feel like THAT is a reason for a fast friendship in itself #stillhavenightmares. Our choice of evenings normally include life discussions (neither of us do small talk well), chocolate and maybe some nachos or TV thrown in while our girls play. Our three years of friendship have been full of a lot of ups and downs that we have been processing together, we rebuilt houses, raised small humans, and regularly discuss how we can be the change the world needs. To celebrate our friendiversary, I think we may LEAVE THE HOUSE alone without children and grab ice cream or walk around Target together. We are worth celebrating!
These two women in my life are worth celebrating, they hear my thoughts of self-doubt, when I feel like I am failing at all the parenting things, and days when I just need to laugh. They are here for it. Ladies, WE are worth celebrating. Grab your favorite girlfriend and do something fun!