I had the pleasure of slipping away with two of my girlfriends to our family cabin in Lansing, IA. We spent five days exploring Northeast Iowa and parts of Wisconsin. From wine tasting, to sun bathing, to tattoos - we lived it up! There was no shortage of laughter and many memories were made.
The beauty of having girlfriends is not lost on me. What a privilege to be supported by other women going through both similar and different journeys. I only see these particular girls once a year and it's amazing how quickly we pick up where we left off, diving into each others' current lives with 100% genuine interest.
We've been friends for over 12 years, so we have many shared memories to smile (and cringe) about. It's always nice to clear the fog and reflect on the times we've spent together over the years.
After our trip, I couldn't help but feel very fortunate that I have so many people in my life that love me for who I am. When I'm having a rough day, the people that I love are the ones that keep me afloat. No matter how I've let myself or others down in my "grown-up roles," when I get home, I've got such a beautiful network of people to lift me up that I don't feel worthy. I can only hope I'm giving them back the same amount of love as they give me.
Thanks to my girls for the wonderful getaway. I love you and am thankful for you every day. Thank you for letting me be myself and for letting me see your true selves. Sending lots of happy vibes your way until next year!