I’m at the age right now where maintaining strong friendships is tough. It’s no surprise that my business partner Lynsey is one of my best friends – whether she likes it or not, we spend the majority of our time together. It’s something I’m incredibly thankful for, obviously for the business reasons, but also for the opportunity to talk about random nonsense – think Bravo!, Lindsay Lohan, Kardashians, Kentucky Basketball, random crap on Twitter. As we get older, and busier, we have less time to just shoot the shit with friends.
It’s even tougher to get together with friends from out of town. Case in point, it took almost five years for my college girlfriends and I to all reunite. Life, kids, work, distance are all valid excuses but even then, five years is a LONG time. Here’s the thing, with these group of girls – it was like no time had passed at all. Isn’t that the sign of a great friendship? That no matter the time or distance or changes, you can pick up where you left off. For us, that meant a lot of laughing.
Last month, we FINALLY made it happen and reunited for a weekend at the Omni Hotel Louisville. To say it was fun, would be an understatement. But it was also good for the soul. And I know that’s a cheesy thing to say but it was. There is something so unique about the friendships you make in college or high school or really any time in your youth. The people who know you – flaws and all – and love you. The people you can talk about the most ridiculous stuff with and not get embarrassed or feel like they’ll hold it against you down the line.
These gals – Maggie, Jodie, Cara and Emily – are my people. They’ve seen me at my worst, my slightly better than worst, me with no makeup and wet hair (which is probably the same as slightly better than worst), seen me through break-ups, poor decision making and more $1 well nights than I’d care to share.