Over the last year and a half, as you all know from my blog posts, I have felt professionally unfulfilled. The stars just seemed as though they weren’t aligning in my career choices, primarily because I had outgrown my childhood ambitions. While I was coping with the everyday toils and snares, I was blessed to have a tight knit circle of women to keep me in my right mind.
You know who you are!
In a time of distress, people will always reveal themselves. As I grew unpleasant and negative about my circumstances, several of my girlfriends made it their mission to pull me up from what felt like my lowest moments in life. After I managed to free myself from the mess that I had created in my life, I also did a friendship audit of the people I want to always keep around, and you should too.
8. The Brand Protecting Girlfriend
Your thottery and image are always within her best interest.
7. The Level-Headed Girlfriend
This girlfriend will always be your voice of reason. She’ll take your problems, analyze them and find the best possible solution. She’s direct and isn’t exactly the shoulder to cry on. Her logic is what you need on the days when you can’t find a way to deal.
6. The Ride or Die Girlfriend
I have yet to ride or die, but I do know this is the friend who will leave both options on the table.
5. The Thoughtful Girlfriend
This is the friend who will randomly call you up and take you out for coffee or a meal. She’s your girlfriend therapy. Talking about your problems is totally up to you. They know you’ve been in a funk and will do what ever is necessary to get you back to the person everyone knows and loves. You can pour your heart out to her any time you need.
4. The Long Handle Spoon Girlfriend
This girlfriend loves you but isn’t about to have you rain on her parade. By now, she is all too familiar with your mood swings and won’t join your revolution of pessimism. She knows when you’re blowing hot air and is tired of your drama. She won’t entertain your mess. It’ll hurt just for a second, but her tough love is required for your growth.
3. The Passive Aggressive One
The sarcastic friend who basically repeats everything you say to let you know how silly you sound. She uses your own negativity against you. “Why yes, you should quit your job and work a street corner because that’s what smart people do.” and “Of course, he’s a jerk. How dare he call you out on your bullshit.” She is annoying as hell but is the clear mirror you need sometimes to see how foggy your thought process has become.
2. The ‘Big Picture’ Girlfriend
She sees your greatness even when you cannot. This friend is constantly crafting out a master plan for your destiny. When you’re being a pessimist, count on her to come up with 1,000 reasons as to why you’re really blessed beyond measure. This girlfriend has always seen the light at the end of the tunnel and is waiting on you to join her there.
1. The Praying Girlfriend
She is your secret weapon.