There are few things I value above my friendships and last night was a perfect example of why.
The past several months have been a bit rough, life isn’t always easy and that’s okay. Sometimes you end up in a completely different place than you thought you’d be and that’s okay too. There are lessons to be learned, after all, and no one gets to decide how or when life will dole them out.
In those moments I have found that it can be so difficult to hold onto your sense of self worth but a total walk in the park to be consumed by everything that’s going wrong. And that is decidedly not okay.
Luckily, there are sweet, sweet souls out there called friends to pick you up, dust you off and give you the confidence boost you so desperately (but probably unknowingly) needed!
Here’s the highlight reel from my night of Girltalk Realness:
- Stop giving a crap. Immediately and completely.
- Then once step one has been accomplished, do that thing. You know, the thing you’ve wanted to do forever but can always find a million and one reasons why you shouldn’t or couldn’t do it. DO IT!
- Remember that every experience, every job, every decision, the good and the bad, have lead you to where you are now. Don’t forget to look back and take every ounce of wisdom you’ve gained from them and then directly apply that knowledge to your future success. (See step 2.)
- Know your value. Own it. Wear it like a badge of honor then strut that shit down the runway like the #girlboss you are.
- Lastly, you really can do whatever you set your mind to; you just have to have the courage to do it. (See #1, then #2. Rinse and repeat, as needed.)
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it’s impossible to get back in the groove on your own. Sometimes your groove needs to be served to you on a silver platter filled with short-rib tacos and guacamole.
Moral of the story is when you’re in need of a pick-me-up grab a friend, some tacos and a glass pitcher of sangria…in that order. Then go there, get into it, and I promise you’ll walk away with a pep in your step and a grateful heart. I know I did.