I hope that you enjoyed your summer and preparing for fall, which is my favorite season! I did not celebrate this as much as I desired to, but Leave Inspired Blog turned one in August. I would say that I was more consistent this year than I was in any other, which is HUUUUGGGEE. I have enjoyed my time sharing my life with you guys, being transparent, and keeping the content authentic. It is my hope to continue to provide this for you all. Now, on to the topic for the day – Sisterhood.
Sisterhood has always been important to me. For the first 9 years of my life, I was the only child until my litter sister came along. I became not only her favorite big sister, but first friend and confidant. Being the oldest is extremely hard, because you are the queen of trial and error. There’s no one else around to help you navigate on the sibling level, haha. But, I must say I did alright; however, still feel like I long for a sisterhood. As a teen, I played sports which helped me to be connected but it still didn’t feel like I found what I was looking for. I went to college looking for it and didn’t have any luck there either.
I remember feeling low because I was not a part of a sorority and I didn’t grow up having a best friend since I was 5 years old until adulthood. My friendships have always changed. We all went different ways or outgrew one another. As life went on, and I realized that I sort of just had friends here and there, I realized that I still wanted it. I still wanted to be a part of a sisterhood or have 1-3 core girlfriends that I knew had my back. What inspired me to write this post is two things: a Steve Harvey clip about friendships and my newly created facebook group called Goal Girlfriends: Navigating Our 20s.
Steve Harvey had a short clip about how you know when someone is your friend. In conversation, Steve stated, to call the person you consider your friend and tell them that your car broke down and you’ll need a ride back and forth to work for about four days and see what they say – it was something along those lines. Basically whatever answer you get from that person, will show you if they are your friend or not. It made me think, like who can I call on besides my boyfriend to do something like that for me. I looked over my fake mountains and came up with no one (insert painful emoji). So, instead of basking in those low emotions, I decided to create a group for other women who probably feel the same as I do. I created Goal Girlfriends: Navigating Our 20s for millennial women who have goals and would love a bestie along for the ride. Maybe they share the same goals or just simply need an accountability partner. I want this to be a space for women to have healthy and real conversations about sisterhood and to help one another get over fears and feel confident.
I’ll be sure to report back to you all about the progress of the group and if I found my 1-3 core girlfriends, or finally finding my sisterhood. I am optimistic, because why not be – I’m still young, introverted, but still young!
If you fit this criteria and feel inspired after reading my post, please come and join me over at Goal Girlfriends: Navigating Our 20s. Thank you for reading and let me know if you’ve experienced this or if its still current issue.