This past weekend, I launched a private Facebook group for my Gorgeous Girls. I decided to start this group after seeing how much my girls loved my Facebook book club. The book club became a place for women from all over the world to share their common love for reading. I loved sharing the reading experience with my book club girls so much. We had weekly chats that I looked forward to and each month we nominate books for the following month and vote on the winner.
I’m often discouraged by the negativity online. I always try to create a space where women can come and feel good about what they’re reading, watching or seeing. Where they can hopefully leave feeling happier. After I launched the Gorgeous Girls Community page this weekend, I was blown away by the positive feedback from the girls and how quickly an idea I had turned into a full-fledged community of women. I spent the weekend reading the girl’s introductions, learning about who my Gorgeous Girls really are, where they come from and even had more than a few tears in my eyes as I read what these brave girls have overcame in their lives.
The common theme that I kept seeing? A need for girlfriends. A desire to have a positive place online where they could connect with other women. Where they could open their hearts and share. That’s where today’s Girl Talk Tuesday topic came from. Because I believe that one of the most important relationships in a woman’s life, regardless of her age, is the relationship between her and her girlfriends. I’d love if I could share a few reasons why I think so…
Why Girlfriends are so Important
Husbands aren’t women. They don’t think like us, talk like us or feel things the way we do. It can be frustrating to feel like you can’t ever get on the same page as your man, but I don’t really believe that most men are wired that way. It’s a beautiful thing that they don’t do these things when you think of it. They fulfill so many need in our lives, and we do the same for them, but most hubbies don’t want to be shopping buddies, or read the same romantic novel or gab over a cup of coffee… And that’s ok. Those are activities that you can share with your girlfriends and your man can have that time to do whatever it is that he likes to do, that you really don’t want to do.
Sometimes, no one gets what you’re feeling. Not your family, not the man in your life, but your best friend, she gets it. Because she gets you. She understands you, and that’s all that matters.
You need a sounding board. The best part of having girlfriends is that you get to have someone to listen to you when you just need to vent, and you get to do the same for her.
Someone to hold you accountable. My best friend, Megan, and I call each other our accountability partners. We coined this term because we are the first ones to call each other out when our behavior isn’t what it should be in a certain situation.
Because you need to know someone has your back. If you’re married, yes that’s what your husband is for. But it’s also a really great feeling to know that you have a friend in your corner that will go through thick and thin with you, right by your side.
Leave a comment below and tell me about your best girlfriend. And if you don’t currently have one, consider joining our community and connecting with some really awesome ladies who will welcome you with open arms into our little corner of the (internet) world.