I often rant about work/world shaking/STEM/pharmacy/writing stuff here. But this post I dedicate…to my friends. We all need them. In fact, I have a few that I can categorize (no names listed below to protect the innocent–but I’m sure they can identify themselves):
The Friend(s) who:
Tries to fix me up: I have one in particular in this department. Girl, love ya for your tenacity, but seriously – won’t be happening por moi! MEMO: I AM A LOST CAUSE HERE! (Unless, of course, Mr. Darcy actually exists in this world, or she knows first hand David Muir. Otherwise, I’m sticking to fictional characters.)
Sends me news I want: Always sends me TED stuff, STEM stuff, and stuff I actually care about. It’s a human news filter role he’s playing, and works way better than Flipboard – thanks, dude!
Sends me interesting career stuff: Mentors typically do this for me. And friend mentors. APPRECIATED!
Travels with me: I’m SUPER lucky to have a friend who travels all over the world by herself – sometimes, she lets me come along for the ride!
Solves all my problems along with me: Like my Cape friend this weekend, she’s one of a handful that verifies my gut and my head. It’s nice to have friends who keep it real.
Gives me tough love: The friends who not only keep it real, but don’t let me feel sorry for myself too long. It’s time to suck it up, pick yourself up, and move forward. These friends I appreciate as well….because they don’t let my pity party go on too long. They’re the ones who tell me I have something in between my teeth too. Good to have, especially when you don’t have a mirror.
Want to change the world: These tend to be my friends who are also entrepreneurs. They really fundamentally believe they can make the world a better place through positive change. I dig their chi!
I don’t even know: I think I’ve discussed these friends here before – but I have one who sends me random joke stuff–who I wouldn’t know from Adam if he walked up to me on the street. Another who lives far away, and again – wouldn’t know him from Adam, but who shares my days with me via the world wide web. For all I know – these could be women…or men. No clue. But they can write a good joke or talk to me about absolutely nothing…and make it something. I’m glad to have these folks in my inbox as well.
My wish for my fab 13: that each of you have friends like this in your lives. It’s important. It’s what makes life interesting. A girl’s gotta have friends, and this girl is glad she is rich in this department.