I just returned from a girl’s trip in Kelowna, British Columbia, where we ate good food, drank local wine, laughed, talked, cried and confided. I have been friends with most of the women in this group since fourth grade, and every time we see each other I am amazed at how easy it is to fall back into our old ways. Looking back now my whole perception on life changes after spending time with these ladies, they remind me how important it is to enjoy living in the moment, being silly, staying true to who you are and strengthening bonds with childhood friends. Things that bothered me last week don’t even hold a place in my mind this week. I am feeling invigorated and excited about life, and we are already planning our next trip together. I am so lucky to have friends who knew me when I was little, who knew my family, knew my struggles, dreams and mistakes. We know how to make one another cry laughing with one or two words spoken a certain way. We know when one of us isn’t feeling our best and how to make them better. And we know that no matter how much time goes by, we will always be there for one another and be on the phone or even on a plane right away if needed.
If you have a childhood friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, make that phone call. Send that text. Even send them a little message on social media. It will make their day and it will strengthen that tie you two built long ago.