I used to always think that the only people I would depend really heavily on were my mom and dad. I wouldn't allow myself to lean on friends the way that I saw other people do it because I felt like I didn't have to. I have amazing parents; why would I ever need to count on anyone else?
I'm learning so much about friendships lately. Not only that sometimes I will need to lean on people other than my blood relatives. I have a habit of sharing different things with different people and then forgetting to whom I told what. Sometimes I wonder if I should break this pattern but it works for me. I don't have one big group of girls but rather a lot of individual, special relationships. Some are great shoulders to cry on, some are great ears for listening, some are great mouths for laughing. And all of them would be there for me if I needed them. And just because I talk to some friends less than others and some friends don't ask me about who I'm dating or what's going on in my life doesn't mean they have given up on me or that they don't care or that our friendship is any less important or meaningful. All of these people are in my life for a reason, and everyone is different. I have learned that there is no right or wrong. There are so many different ways to be a good friend, and sometimes I forget that.
Last night I had dinner with one of my best friends and another girl whom we'd never met before but "knew" through the blogger world. We had THE best time, just as I thought we would. It was comfortable and fun. There was a lot of wine and no boundaries. We talked about anything and everything. I listened to them recount stories about how they each met The One and hoped I'd be ask lucky some day.
I hate the way I look in this photo but I love these girls. Why do all my features melt into one another? I'm barely distinguishable. Anyway...
In the year of self-discovery that is TeddiSeven, I am so happy and thankful every single day to have such wonderful women in my life. They will never know how grateful I am, but I will spend the rest of time trying to show them.