The girlfriend journey …
Being a young girl looking for a place to belong outside the home can be daunting & scary and yet also exciting & fun. To find girlfriends who are of the same mold as you, girls who have inspirations and dreams and like laughing from their bellies. Girlfriends who like boys and tree forts and Barbie dolls. The ones in the mix of it all who love you big, who you trust enough that you take off your mask and who don’t giggle when you talk about the things that lie deep in your heart.
It’s that way when you’re a little girl and it’s that way when you’re a grown woman. To find a true girlfriend is a journey in and of itself. It starts with who you are in the world though. If you want girlfriends who are happy and outgoing and positive, you must first be that kind of person.
Imagine meeting a woman and you’re not quite sure if you want to reveal yourself, if you want to be real and authentic, so you hold back….she will feel that from you. And if she’s out looking for a happy, outgoing, positive friend to make, she just might pass you by because of your hesitance.
Trust your heart. Know that women want to know you! Believe that you have value to add to a relationship and that girlfriends are right around the corner in your life. It is up to you to recognize your own insecurities, rise above them and shine your light. Regardless of how scary it might be. Only through your own vulnerability will another woman be vulnerable with you.
Smile big and share yourself. Listen with interest and speak with love. And before you know it, you’ll have girlfriends who share your interests, enjoy your presence, and laugh from the belly with you.