I started off this post a few weeks ago ready to rail against the machine.
Awhile back, someone I hardly know took the time to share with me a thread that discussed me, my business and my friend in ways that were just well… shitty.
The nasty and ugly that purveys itself as the social norm irritates me to no end, especially when you see people you once respected had fallen down that rabbit hole of negativity.
When did it become so socially acceptable to cut people apart?
I didn’t give a shit what they had to say about me or even my business but they were tearing down a friend. Someone who jumped in when she knew I was drowning and helped me in a big big way. Someone I really respect and admire. Someone who didn’t deserve any of that.
I was ready to provide a sweet piece about my friend and how kick ass smart she is but then I realized, she doesn’t need that. Her friends know how generous she is with her time, the creativity that flows through her, and how big of a heart she has. She is one of the good eggs. Nuff said.
My daughter always points out Haters Gonna Hate. Let them. It’s a waste of energy & breath to care.
I would rather use this space to talk about the value of friendship & of the company of women I keep.
Over the past few weeks, I have had the good fortune of spending quality time with some really amazing friends. Adventures; Hi-jinx; Laughs abound- what they all had in common was that no matter what, I had a ton of fun and I know they all have my back.
Everyone needs a company of women. They aren’t just there when it’s sunny. They are there in the tough. They got you covered. Times of begging for a shoulder, an ear, a high-five, a cry, a giggle, a story, a Boo-ya or whatever your heart craves are sheltered by the power of these women in your world.
The strength of women together can be a most beautiful thing when the time is spent raising each other up vs tearing each other down.
And it was everything I needed.
I’m realized I am done with collecting friendships and instead want to take the time to deepen the friendships I have.
For those of you I was lucky enough to spend time with, thank you for feeding my soul.
You truly are my Company of Women.