I believe that in order for me to be most authentic, I need balance. I need my family time to be my priority. Yet, I also rely on alone time to center myself. I have discovered over the years that there was a missing piece to my authentic self. It involves friendships. I realized that I can't be without my girlfriends.
Something about spending time with friends. A different part of you comes out. For me, I feel young and vibrant. I love to be silly with my friends. The laughter helps me achieve balance. I went with that idea for this page. I used the LOL symbols in two places to emphasize the fact that I have fun with these girls.
I am lucky enough to have a couple of circle of friends. Each circle offers a different experience. One circle is over 30ears long, another spanning 20 years, and the latest only in place for one. In that circle of friends, there are 8 of us. I used the numbers symbolically to represent that. I went with another word for authentic, focusing on the concept of true.
I wrote my feelings down. I need strong friendships to be me! I make sure to spend time with friends and try not to feel guilty about it. It makes me a better wife and mom in the long run. Simply because it makes me a better me.