Becoming the best version of yourself

The Power of Girlfriends – – –

I think sometimes as “single” women, we think too much or focus too heavily on NOT having a man in our lives.  We look around at all the “couples” and wonder why our marriage didn’t last?  How are we suddenly supposed to operate as a single person in a world full of duo’s?

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to celebrate an amazing birthday.  Okay – – – I admit it – – – it might have had a “zero” in the birthday year!  The first part of the trip was spent with the GF’s!  The girlfriends had been warned over two years ago to start planning on traveling with me for this very special day and they did not let me down.

9 of us!  There’s a saying, “like herding cats” – it fits, LOL!!  We are about as diverse as it can be yet the one theme that runs through the heart of this group is the appreciation for having girlfriends.  We have different backgrounds, different goals in life.  Our ages span about ten years with me being right in the middle.  Some are married, some divorced, some with significant others.

Half are working, most have children approaching if not already in adulthood and a couple are already grandmothers.  They come from diverse backgrounds but the appreciation of the need for GF’s is strong amongst us all.  So don’t let yourself get too caught up in the search for the perfect man.  Firstly – they don’t exist so you’ll be very disappointed.  But more importantly, look around you at those women who have stayed in your life even if you are the inconvenient “single” friend and cherish your moments together.

Reach out to your GF’s today, let them know how important they are in your life.  Thank them for being there for you.  Whether you just have one or many, they are your strength and your compass.  I can’t imagine my life without them, I hope I never have to.  Love you girls – thanks for the memories!!!




Life Is An Adventure!!

Well – it’s finally here.  My big Greek adventure that I’ve been planning for three years!!  First half is a girl’s trip, there will be 9 of us!  The Greeks should be VERY VERY afraid, LOL!!!  The islands may  never be the same.  I’ll be spending time with my closest pals all of whom I’ve known for 25-30 years.  I can safely say that these relationships have lasted longer, and have been more loving than most of my “married” years.  Girlfriends just “get it”!  I can’t think of anyone better to celebrate my “zero” birthday with.

Then the next week my eldest and his GF are joining me.  Younger son and wife bagged the trip because of the baby, etc.  Totally disappointed as I rarely get both boys together in the same place but wha’cha gonna do?  They’re adults now and make their own decisions regardless of what might be important to Mom.  We will have a wonderful time anyway and make our own special memories.

So – – – I won’t be posting for a while, but don’t forget about me because I certainly won’t forget about you.  Your support, following the blog and your occasional comments have made it so worth it.  I feel your love through cyber space and am grateful beyond words.   Keep growing stronger, keep loving yourselves and march forward in your lives.  The fog is lifting and the sun is bright!