Yesterday, I desperately needed some "girl time." I needed a good woman-to-woman heart-to-heart talk. Immediately, I thought of my mom. I needed her advice, wisdom, and guidance.
But I knew that wouldn't come as quickly as I needed.
So, the first person I thought of was my mom's good friend's daughter who just so happens to be my hair stylist :) She's known me since I was a little girl and I've always, always looked up to her.
We planned a little dinner date for yesterday evening and I literally counted down the hours.
Well, Tammie and I sat at the restaurant for about 3 and a half hours chatting about life. We shared stories, lessons we've learned, etc.
In just that small amount of time, I learned so much from her - about how to carry myself as a confident woman, about how to get away from toxic people, about how to parent.
She read a paragraph from a book she is currently reading.
I can't even begin to tell you how perfect and relevant that passage was to my life.
She was meant to read that and share it with me, I just know it.
One day I will share that paragraph with you.
She also mentioned a quote:
“When the pain of what we are going through becomes greater than the fear of change, we change.”
Everything we talked about and everything Tammie told me, was just what I needed to hear.
She also brought two books for me to read which I can't wait to dig into and blog about!
When I got home that night, I realized that was the best talk I've had in years.
I walked away from that talk feeling stronger, braver, and better prepared for what's to come.
Tammie, this one is for you:
After we hugged tight and made plans for a lunch date or haircut, whichever comes first :) I walked to my car knowing this:
*Everything happens for a reason
*The people who've known me the longest really do know what's best
*Focus ahead on the life I truly want
*Oh, and never go anywhere alone ;)
Tammie is truly one of the most genuine, compassionate, and gentle people I have ever met.
For a much-needed girls' night, I thank you! Can't wait for the next!
So, friends - what are some of your favorite tidbits of wisdom that you've walked away with after a girl's night?