I once had a male friend tell me that every man needs a sista circle – a group of women he can turn to for advice, encouragement, or a friendly ear. I was reminded this weekend that women need the same.
Between work, travel for work, teaching, and time with my family, I lost touch with my friends. It’s an imbalance I fight often. The days and weeks fly by, and I mean to show up to a happy hour or simply pick up the phone. But, as I’ve said before, life sometimes gets in the way of living.
The stars aligned this past Friday, and I was able to connect with several of my friends. I met one for lunch, and I hung out with the rest later that evening. I had two (or was it three?) pomegranate martinis and a lot of laughs. A weight, that I didn’t even know was there, was lifted, and I felt more like myself than I have in a few months.
If you caught the title of this post, then you won’t be surprised that the next paragraphs are love notes to my girls.
My Chicago Sista – Distance and work schedules keep us from staying in better touch. But no matter how much time passes, we will always be the best of friends.
My STL Sista – I think you are the one person who keeps me from slipping into the depths of obscurity. While I hope a drop-dead gorgeous man one day replaces me as your date to company-sponsored functions, I relish them as an escape from the everyday.
My Bartending Sista – Whenever I come over, I can count on you for good food and great drinks. Those martinis were the TRUTH!
My Warrior Sista – I am in awe of your unwavering faith and your ability to turn endings into new beginnings. I look forward to watching you evolve in the next chapter of your life.
My Graceful Sista – Your poise in the face of an overwhelming challenge is simply amazing. And your new haircut is fierce!
My Nurturing Sista – You were right, I so need to hang out more often! I hope you are taking some breaks from caring for everyone else and caring for yourself.
My Business Sista – Girl you are doing it! I’m glad you could get out and relax too.
Thank you my Sistas! We’ll have to get together again soon.
Great blo!Thanks you for your comments on my SITS FB Day!Hope you're having a great day!Betty
Great post and glad to hear you and the ladies had such a great time.
I am happy for you that you have picked back up a favorite hobby. It is inspiring. I am enjoying the blog.