March 8th was International Women’s Day. I wasn’t blogging then, so I didn’t have the opportunity to post about the dope-ass women in my life. So, this post is dedicated to them.
No matter what, every female should have that one woman in their life that they can be unapologetically themselves with. I’m lucky to have picked up a few friends along my journey in life who I can be that with. These women all have their own wonderful strengths about them. I see them doing their damn thing and it makes me happy to know that I get to call them framily.
Just in case y’all didn’t know:
Ain’t nobody f*cking with my clique, clique, clique, clique, clique
Ain’t nobody fresher than my muthaf*ckin’ clique, clique, clique, clique, clique
As I look around, they don’t do it like my clique, clique, clique, clique, clique
Now that we got that out of the way…
The first person I must shout out is my best friend. “Let me tell you ’bout my best friend.” I see people talk about about how they talk to their best friend every day or they see each other every day. I don’t know what that’s like. I don’t see nor talk to my best friend every day. And that’s perfectly okay. Because we both have our own lives. We’re adults. We have responsibilities we’re taking care of. However, regardless, no matter what happens, if either of us needs something, we’re there for each other, no hesitation. And when we talk to each other, we literally pick up where we left of. Now we may joke about how it’s been forever since we spoke, but there’s no hard feelings. I’ve known her for 10 years, I think. I don’t know. That sounds about right. She’ll need to correct me. Lol. I’ve seen her go through so many ups and downs. She’s endured a lot of bullshit lately and I’m proud of her. She may have cracked but, she has not let the circumstances break her. I tell her all the time that everything will work out in the end. I truly and honestly can see it. I see her being happy again. God (or whatever spiritual being you believe in) does not give us more than we can bear. And it may seem heavy now but, he knows she’s strong enough to carry it. As she carries this weight through her journey, I’ll be right there cheering (and sometimes telling her she’s wrong) her on.
The group of ladies I would like to shout out next are actually my sister’s friends. And of course my sister is included in this group as well. I’m the little sister that always tagged along because my mom made my sister bring me. So, I became the honorary little sister in the group. Annoying probably because they couldn’t do everything they really wanted to do since I was around but, they really had no choice. As I’ve gotten older and able to talk adult things, I just never left. Now they’re stuck with me. We always say “when one of us win, we all win.” This is how we are. We support each other through our ups and downs. We keep it real with each other despite it sometimes being something we don’t want to hear. We don’t need much to get the classy ratchetness started because no matter if it’s just two of us or all five of us, there will always be laughs.
The next person is someone I’ve known since like middle school. We were best friends throughout our entire childhood. We did EV.ERY.THING together as best friends would do as kids. As we grew up and reached high school, we still remained friends but, kind of grew apart as we reached senior year. Years went by and we would see each other here and there but, we still never really talked like we used to. Then one year I found out she was in the hospital and doctor’s were saying she wasn’t going to make it. I haven’t spoken to her in forever but, it scared me to know that she may not be alive. Thank God he gave her the strength to fight because she defied the odds and is here today. Fast forward to a friend’s wedding to where we met back up. Even though years has passed and we’re now adults, we kind of picked back up where you left off as kids. We talked and couldn’t really remember why we stopped talking (so of course you know it was something petty). I admire her spirit because just how my best friend didn’t let her circumstances break her, neither did my friend. Ever since we’ve reconnected there has been nothing but laughs. I’m grateful with how the universe allowed us to get back together like old times. She’s my tequila partner and whenever she needs someone to put on their best Academy Award Winning act, she knows who to call 😉. Oh and the awesome part with having her back in my life, her best friend and I used to be good friends and used to cheerlead together as kids. I never knew she’s as crazy and fun as I am and I love it. The universe must have been handing out 2 for 1 specials that day. Lol.
There are definitely a lot of more dope ass women in my life. I could go on for days talking about each and every one of them. Without them I wouldn’t be able to transform into the great woman I am striving to become. When you have a crew as dope as mine, who needs one day to celebrate them. Having them in my circle is enough of a reason to celebrate them everyday. So, cheers to all the dope-ass, extraordinary, beautiful, women in my life. I appreciate each and every one of you and would like to thank you for being with me on my journey.