I was 35 before I realized what it was like to know people who don't judge or tell you that the things you like are stupid or that the choices you make aren't great.
I mean real friends do tell you your ideas are insane but they tell you that because they love you and want you to be safe and not get hurt. They tell you your ideas are crazy but that you are awesome for being crazy.
This isn't to bash any of the friends I made before 35. Some of them were and are still awesome people but I was never comfortable enough to be 100% me.
I worried that if I showed them the full level of crazy they would cringe and run away. I realize now they wouldn't have but I worried a lot about it then. I worried about a lot of things.
I wasted a lot of time on what others would think or say or know about me.
A thing I sincerely hope I am able to teach my kids a lot sooner than I figured it out.
None of this self-reflection is the point of this blog though.
It's a thank you to one of the few people who saw the full level of my crazy and said "let's be sisters."
Obviously, she is crazy too.
That goes without saying.
There are so many things about my ridiculous life right now that are directly thanks to her.
I don't mean little things. I mean BIG things. Most are thanks to her pushing and prodding.
We are not little talks people. I don't call to tell her about my new favorite coffee shop or some cute new shoes I got. We are BIG talks. Life changing talks and emergency calls in the middle of the night.
We are women of action. Not words.
So in an effort to change that and make sure she knows how awesome I know she is I am going to scream it into the internet void.
Thank you for everything.
If you were able to eavesdrop on just 10% of the shit I tell people about you your ego would no longer be able to fit in a normal sized elevator.
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