About Friendships

Monday, April 27, 2015

"Friendship is a wildly underrated medication" 
-Anna D. Smith

This past weekend was one that I needed so very, very much.
For as busy as we are, running around town, days filled with various activities, sometimes it can feel pretty lonely as a mama. It feels like a giant bubble that I share with a little person who speaks another language and demands fruit snacks all the time.
Don't get me wrong: I love that I get to spend my days with my little person. Playing, learning, laughing. Experiencing the tough moments to get to the better, more enjoyable moments with way more giggles and less crying. But sometimes, I need an escape from that. 
I need to laugh differently. Talk differently. Listen differently. For that, I need my friends. I need them so desperately I don't even think they realize it. My time with them is so important. It's a time to revive myself, remember who I was, who I am
I always feel better after spending time with my girlfriends (even if it's just drinking wine and watching the much-anticipated Bruce Jenner interview). They've always been a part of my life and have always been important to me, but it's different now. I'm in constant motion 24/7 and my time spent with them is slower-paced. I appreciate that time so much more these days. 
If you're a new mama, keep your girlfriends close. Don't be a shitty friend and make yourself so busy that you don't have time for them. Stop with the excuses. Yes, you have a kid. Yes you're tired and don't feel like wearing real clothes. But you know what? You need your friends in more ways than you think. Whether its a lunch date, an all-nighter at the bar, or just laying around on a rainy afternoon watching movies, you need that time with them. You'll be so much better for it. A better person, a better friend, a better mother.
Trust me.

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