October 3, 2009
Reflecting back in my life, through college, post college, and present, I have noticed that most of my friends are guys. I do have girl friends, but was never able to be close to them. I thought girl friends always came with a bigger and much heavier package, the drama, the emotions, the bitchiness etc.
Guys were always easier. I was always "one of the boys".
A number of years ago, an older girlfriend told me that women / girl friends are very important in one’s life. You can share things with them that you cannot share with guy friends. I dismissed it and that point of my life.
Today, I realized that having girl friends in one's life is important.
I have become close with a lady friend who is the wife of a pool player (Mr. Wacky) that hubby and I regularly play with.
Last weekend and this past week was very hard and stressful. She was there. We talked about stuff, things that I have not shared with a living sole except for hubby. She gave advice, support and love to get me through the event.
I guess I never found the right girl friend, so I always dismissed women friends because of my prejudices.
Friends and acquaintances come and go, true friends with no hidden agenda are hard to find. Hold on to the ones that are special and let go of the ones that are just extra baggages. Express your appreciation to your good friends often for they are special and they are part of your family.
What are your thoughts? Are your friends mostly the opposite gender? Do you have many friends are do you have a few friends?
Quilt & Bitch