Sisterhood Of The Pants You No Longer Fit

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Thelma and Louise. The Ya Ya Sisterhood. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Steel Magnolias. These are all stories about women loving each other and supporting each other through thick and thin.

(Before I go any further I would just like to say that this blog is purely about female relationships, I am sure men have a similar thing happening, I just can’t write about it because I can’t relate to it because I am not of the male species. So I’m not being sexist here just girly :-))

So, yes, I went through a stage in my life when I felt that I didn’t need anyone and I could live all by myself just fine. They say that “no man is an island” and they are quite right.

Female friendships are something very special and something that needs to be treasured. Your girlfriends will see you through relationship break ups, they will hold your hair while you throw up in the toilet after a few too many, they will pass you the tissues when you are crying inconsolably, they will tell you that you have something green stuck in your front teeth, they will lend you a tampon, they will listen to you talk absolute shit and they will never judge you. All your secrets are safe with them.

And the best thing about girlfriends, I have learned, is that it doesn’t matter how long you don’t talk to each other for or how long you don’t see each other, when you do, it’s like you were only together just yesterday. I am a bit of an expert of this as I have lived in three different countries and am so blessed to have BFFs in all of them.

My world is so much richer because of them. It doesn’t matter if I am married, single, rich, broke, sick, healthy, moody or nice, my girlfriends will always have my back.

And in this world, where so many people are out just to get what they want at anyone’s cost, it is really rare to find friends who are true and who are always.

I have my three Pisces.

Jovana in Belgrade who has been my friend since we started school at seven years of age; I have seen her three times in the last 21 years but the closeness and the love are always there.

Juliana in New Zealand who I would marry if I was gay. I don’t even have to say anything because she knows exactly what I am thinking, sometimes before I even do (which is somewhat scary).

Anne in Australia, who is my one and only muffin :-). She is one of those amazing people who when you meet them you feel you have known them your whole life. She fills my days with light and love.

I have Jay, Abs, Kirst and Jess from New Zealand. We were in the same class on the first day of high school many, many years ago. Our lives have taken different paths and taken us all over the world but I still know that I can pick up the phone and talk to them and they will “get” me. And I still love them as much as I always have.

And my beautiful friend Claire in Brisbane whom I used to work with again, many years ago and we don’t see each other often but we are always in each other’s thoughts. She has inspired me on so many levels and helped me through so many tough times.

I love you all so much and I thank you for being in my life 🙂 x

On a different level, there are what I call “sisterhood groups”;  I define this as a group of women who band together to help each other grow and kick arse on our individual journeys of getting rid of limiting self-beliefs and empowering one another to be all that we can be. It’s like a group of like minded women who will never judge you and always, always help you find ways to see the truth. Call it BFFs with a purpose!

So thank you, G-Force of the Goddess Imperative, for embracing me and my craziness and moreover for encouraging it, lol!

I think what makes it so special is that we all have a common goal and we are aware that by helping one another reach them we are also helping ourselves.

It is because of the love and the support and the encouragement from this group that I blog. They have helped me see that I need to live my truth and stop being so concerned of what people will think and will I ever be good enough.

I am me and I am enough.

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iamjanmorris

an here’s me thinking you loved me best……and I didn’t even get a mensh………swats that about? I feel another blog coming on….wont take you long……all the 2nd best best friends who didn’t get into the best of list……probably over 100 of them. waiting now. 🙂

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Ana Hall

Girls rock!!! 🙂 x

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rachellehawken

great post and so relatable! It feels like home when you find your tribe!

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Judith Silva

Loved it 🙂 Almost all by BFF’s are overseas, as I moved here about 10 years ago. It’s amazing how when we do meet up, we’re able to take up where we left off. Forget about the years in between. “That’s what friends are for.”

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kathymarris

Yes, girlfriends are very special. I would be lost without companionship of the female variety!

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    Ana Hall

    Thank you, Kathy 🙂 I like to think my girlfriends keep me sane! Life gets so crazy sometimes and they are the only ones who “understand” 🙂 x

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Jovana Ćerić

You have really touched my heart. 🙂

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Di

Sharon that was just beautiful….I love my girlfriends for the many reasons your have expressed..I am also lucky to have many male friends who have also been a backbone over the past 11 years I have been alone….

Love your writing and sharing <3

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Juliana

Well said my not so secret love of my life. I still think of our plan to marry and you go to work while I play stay at home mum haha
Perhaps in our next lives we will and every now and again we’ll just hire a bloke to fill the void hahaha
Love you always, even oceans apart xx

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Sharon Tregoning

Love it!! And here was I thinking I was the only one who had a friend that I would marry in a heartbeat if I was gay!! lolz
Absolutely love my tribe, particularly now that I am lacking in female blood tribe members!!

Love the name of your blog too 🙂 xxx

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Amanda

I love you. That is all.

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