Linds’ jaw is bruised, Skeet’s shoes are covered in blood from Panda’s scraped knees, Chels spent the morning in the ER with a sprained ankle, Coco has a gash on the bridge of her nose and I can hardly keep a straight face as I type this. Another successful alcohol-soaked holiday to close out another fan-fucking-tastic year. As we exchanged war stories and compared battle wounds over cold pizza and legal bong rips (God bless Seattle) I found myself once again in awe of what amazing friends I have.
Not that I don’t always feel grateful to have such amazing women in my life, but leading an insanely hectic life in New York doesn’t allow me to spend as much time with them as I’d sometimes like to. It’s almost like being in a long-distance relationship but instead of a sexy boyfriend, I have nine sexy girlfriends. It’s not just being able to drink copious amounts of vodka, overstay our welcome at various happy hours and laugh about becoming “eskimo sisters,” it’s about support, encouragement, honesty, acceptance, loyalty as well as being mind-blowingly fun. I can fly into town and be greeted with bear hugs and sloppy kisses and it’s like I was never gone for the past few months. They’re like family except that I can tell them about what I was doing at 4am last Saturday without feeling awkward like I would with my mom.
I’ll stop bragging about my ridiculously hot and awesome friends and get to the point. Girls can sometimes be vicious, ill-tempered, crazy bitches, even to their own friends. You might get annoyed with your friend, maybe snap at her, possibly even hop on the gossip train and that’s normal… But should it be?
The thing I truly admire in a girl is the unconditional love and fight-to-the-death mentality when it comes to her friends. The mindset that “I’m a better person with this girl in my life and everyone should know that”. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one who is blessed with friends like this in my life and I pray that I’m not.
Something to think about as we enter into a new year, are you as good of a friend as you think you are? This might be a vast assumption, but I think as a gender we don’t like to think the problem lies within ourselves when a friendship starts to fade away or hits a few bumps. I don’t particularly like the idea of New Years resolutions because I think we should all be continually trying to better ourselves. That being said, I don’t want to get too deep and tell you how to live your lives (we all know that I’m probably not the most sane person to take advice from anyways) but I encourage you all to take time to appreciate how amazing your friends are. Also remember, they wouldn’t be friends with you if you weren’t equally amazing. And next time you see them, give them a wet forehead kiss and compliment how bangin’ they look. And when that guy you’re dating asks “Who’s Kelsey?” don’t reply with “Oh just one of my friends from college” instead try “She’s a total fucking babe. She’s the tits, you’d love her”.
There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships, are friendships, SO CHEERS TO YOU AND ME!
I hope all you bunnies had a wonderful holiday and started out the New Year with a bang (literally). I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store for us and as always you can always email me for any reason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WITH BITCHES LIKE YOU GUYS, WHO NEEDS A BOYFRIEND?!? (Spoken like a true spinster)