Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lasting Impressions 26

Today's Lasting Impressions post comes from Amber at Girl With the Red Hair.

'Ode to Girlfriends'

Hi everyone, Amber from Girl with the Red Hair here! Last time I blogged for Mandy's Lasting Impressions series I talked about a friendship that had slowly faded.

Luckily, that was just one friendship of many that I have. Today, I want to talk about all the wonderful girlfriends that I have in my life.

I finally got to see SATC2 last week (I thought it was Fabulous!), and if there's one thing that show/movie always does to me, it's make me incredibly grateful for the amazing support system of women that I have in my life.

I have one girlfriend who I've known since I was five. I now consider her more of a sister.

I have my high school girlfriends, even though I only see them a few times a year, the conversation flows like we were never apart.

I have my college girlfriends, who I met when living in GP and Kamloops and with who I've shared some of the best, most fun and most wild times of my life with!

I have my blogging girlfriends who, even though I've never met most of them, I share daily tweets, emails and BBM's (blackberry messenger) with. I feel closer to some of the people I've never met than I do to people in my day-to-day life.

I talk to at least one or two of my girlfriends every single day. A day would be strange without the emails, BBM's (blackberry messenger), phone conversations and texts I share with them all daily.

I wouldn't have gotten through some of the hardest times of my life without my girlfriends.

My absolutely favourite way to spend an evening is with an old girlfriend, sipping on wine, laughing until tears run down our faces and chatting until our mouths are dry but we still have so much more to say. I feel lucky to be able to say I've had countless nights like this with several amazing women.

Every last one of the girlfriends have left a lasting impression on me and changed me in some way. Over the years some friendships have faded, but I've always had a solid group of girlfriends surrounding me and for that I am very thankful.