I was the first of my friends to move away. Born and raised on Long Island, we moved to North Carolina when I was 27 and we're still here. Due to finances and just...life...we rarely were able to go back and visit anyone, but in the last few years, I've been blessed with being able to reconnect with some of my girls and we are planning a weekend together in March.
So here's the funny thing - once plans got put into motion, I realized that we are the same people we were in elementary, middle and high school. We've all gone on to lead very different lives with different experiences and yet as soon as we started group texting and chatting, it was so familiar and wonderful that it filled my heart with joy! At our core we are snarky, sweet, loud, hysterical, compassionate and strong. We've all had our struggles - our highs and lows - and we're still here to smile about it.
I think of some of the great female friendships - the sassy girls of "Sex and the City",
They are meeting me in Florida for a signing event and we have four days together. It was humbling that seemingly out of the blue, some of my oldest friends wanted to come and show their support of me. And it's at a time in my life where I so desperately need a little R&R and girl time.
So what about you? Are you still friends with the ones you had when you were younger? Do you still get together? And what's your ideal place for a girls weekend?