Updated: Mar 20, 2022
All my friends are awesome. I’ve been blessed enough to always have a good set of friends all through school, college, work, and now life. All my friends have contributed to who I am today and I am thankful for the past and present memories. To all my friends near and far, past, present, future, I love you ❤️.
Tip Time: How can you create a good friend circle? How do you know if you are in a positive friend circle now?
Answer.... Behaviors and habits are contagious. You need to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, not people who bring out the insecurities in you.
If you are busy trying to hang out with the cool kids but worried because you don’t have a fancy Tesla to match them… so you scramble to buy a Tesla. WRONG FRIEND GROUP. That isn’t the circle you need. The tribe is influential, choose positivity and development ✨
All of us need a tribe that helps grow each other. A circle where we all compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses. We all need some bad A$$ ladies to support each other (or gentlemen 😉)
My circle ⭕️ is the shizzzzzz. I love them! They are my board of directors. They all deserve a freaking 🥇 award. Victory, Jesse, Crystal, and Taylor.
Jessie. She is the bestie that you call at 2 is because you can’t sleep and you feel alone. She is right there with me just listening to me ramble for hours about the drama in my marriage. My favorite part is I can be open and honest about my deep dark secrets and she doesn’t criticize. I tell her exactly how my mind I thinking and she understands. She gets me, Cristina and Meredith style (greys anatomy). This girl is always looking for a solution for me. Sometimes it’s not the solution I want to hear but it’s the solution I need to hear. Jesse is the bestie that you want to hang up on because she’s neutral in your relationship. She isn't just taking your side because your besties 👯♀️ Jesse tells me when I’m acting crazy 🤪 or I am just plain wrong. She sincerely likes my husband and advocates for him 😆.
Victory … Haha, She’s driving the getaway car. The friend that’s helping me pack my stuff up because I called her two hours before that I’m done I’m leaving my husband. If I don’t have the $20 to buy my lunch she got me. She’s the ride or die on my side regardless if I’m right or wrong.
Crystal, the brutally honest one. You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth but you love her anyway because you know she speaks the truth. She’s a level-headed thinker. She ensures I don’t make any rash decisions.
Taylor, the G. The protective one. We call Taylor when someone is messing with us and Taylor handles the business. (not aggressively but she deff speaks her mind.) Taylor & I don’t talk every day but we don’t need to. Every conversation is like no time has passed. She’s the one I know that’s got me if I break down on the side of the road or my kids need something.
So you see people… each of my circle ⭕️ people have different attributes about them and they all compliment me. And vice versa! They aren’t perfect and nonetheless, each of my friends has flaws but that’s cool because guess what? They accept my flaws so I accept theirs. No judging in our tribe. I love them, they accept me for me. I can be myself around them and not feel like I have to own a Tesla or wear expensive clothes.
This is what you look for, people that help you in the areas that you can’t help yourself in.
I'm 100% certain I wouldn’t have survived this time in my marriage if it wasn’t for all of them.
I don't have any fancy downloadable guide today about “how to make friends” or something like that. Only YOU can be the judge of character for who you want to surround yourself with.
GET YOURSELF A CIRCLE.