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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Girl Friends Scare Me

I can name in succession my series of best friends starting in third grade up until I got married.

Rosie Simmons
Shayla Billings
Amalie Wickes
Emilee Anderson
Becca Whitaker
Stephanie Turner

Each of this girls represents a chapter in my life and for that chapter filled the role of being the only female friend I had/needed.  On the rare occasion that I could have named two close female friends, they were in different circles.  

never did the "group of girls" thing.

I think that's why the idea of "girl friends" scares me.

Girl acquaintances?  That I can do, and do well.

But to truly be a part of a group of females who frequently interact - in person, even - and talk and share actual true stuff about their lives?

Scares me to death.

Just wondering if I'm the only one.


coryshay said...

It doesn't scare me, but I gotta say, I don't understand the Bunco nights and girls weekends away and mom's nights out... I mean I understand them, but I really have no interest, and I have been thinking lately that maybe that's not normal? I don't know... maybe it's just because I'm too busy with work and mommyhood to have interest? By the time I get off work, I just want to be with my kiddo and hubby. Glad I'm not the only one.

Evette Mendisabal said...

I was like you growing up, I didn't really have a group of girls I would hang out with and share my secrets etc. with. I put it down to the fact that we moved around a LOT. When I moved over here to the USA I tried the 'group girlfriend' thing, but it didn't work out for me. It made me feel really insecure. I felt like eveytime I left a get-together first, all the others would talk about me. I didn't like feeling like that, so now I hang out with my kiddo's and my husband. Society over here is certainly more different than it is in New Zealand. You are certainly not alone in your feelings though.