An Open Letter to My Girl Friends


As I am changing, growing and coming into my own as a 20-something, you have always been there. As I’m hangin’ out in Mount Pleasant, there’s a good chance you are miles away, establishing yourself and kicking ass at whatever you’re doing, but I still feel like you’re by my side, anyways.

We took baby steps together, met in fourth grade math class, or drove around in my car blasting pop punk music our sophomore year of high school. We tackled the (very emotional) first days of college together (and are still going strong, whoop!), discussed and dreamt of life after college together or for a variety of other reasons, you’ve been here.

You have been in my life and continue to be because I believe we’re a perfect match.

There is also a good chance most of you have met the others – I have always wanted to the bridge the gaps amongst you all because, duh, if you’re all friends with a weirdo like me, you’ll probably like each other, too.

But, if you’ve read this far and are wondering the point of all this, (as most of my stories take time to reach), I’m getting there.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future direction, the busy days that fly by in the blink of an eye, and my relationships that have naturally evolved and changed amidst it all. That’s life.

But a dynamic of life that should never fall by the wayside is the relationship with your girlfriends.

As cliché as it sounds, your girls are the people that sometimes know you better than you know yourself, (or, at least who won’t let you forget your middle school awkwardness and poor dating choices), the ones you share spontaneous and unusual adventures with, the ones who won’t break your heart, and the ones that recognize and reinforce your awesome potential.

A relationship with your girlfriends is a unique relationship from anyone else – significant others, family or even friends that come later in life, so it’s important to stay true to your roots.

Though the reality is that things are going to change from here on out, I’m not going anywhere, so you shouldn’t either.

Regardless of where life takes you or who you marry and have cute babies with, keep your girlfriends close because someone needs to visit you in cool places (me), and you’ll need to pick a godmother (also me).

Finally, I wouldn’t be the person I am, the place that I’m in or going in the direction I want to go without you girls. I want you to know that life will take us to different places, and we will all be rocking whatever we do.

But, we are always going to come back together, get food and catch up and listen to the stories of each other’s current lives as if we’re living them right be each other’s side.

Thanks for being my cheerleaders, I’m a big fan of you, too!