One of my goals for 2018 was to spend more time with my friends, as well as make new friends! As a working mother I may not have a whole lot of free time but I’ve learned that it is essential to simply make the time. I didn’t notice it at first, but my once carefree mornings are now busy and rushed, and the phone calls I used to make daily to chat with my best friend slowly turned into every other week (or month!) catch up calls. I knew this had to change so, this year I pledge to be more present.
Spending time with friends is one of the few pleasures in life that can cost you very little, but reward you substantially. And while it’s true that once you start a family your time becomes very limited and hence most friendships seem to disappear—if we haven’t been a friend ourselves. And yet there are countless reasons why you should never forget about your friends when you’re married with children and/or without, in fact, a recent study proved that friendships are vital to our personal health and our relationship’s health.
So, over the weekend I got together with Amber, who’s an amazing photographer and friend of mine. We met when my family and I moved into our new neighborhood. We clicked right away and I’m beyond blessed that our paths have crossed. She is one of many women in my neighborhood that I simply adore and admire.
Amber and I went to Lola’s Diner, a 50s diner that is just the cutest space + has the friendliest staff + the most delicious milkshakes! We were able to shoot without any issues and I’m sure Amber and I delivered quite a show to the guests (who were amazing by the way too!). It was such a nice morning to giggle and talk with one another! Something I promised myself to do more often!
How about you?! How often do you get together with your friends and how important are friendships to you?! I’d love to hear from you!
As always, thanks so much for reading and a lovely start to your week!
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