21 Questions Every Mom Friend Is Asking On A Girls' Night Out

21 Questions Every Mom Friend Is Asking On A Girls' Night Out

"Where did you find that?"

There are a lot of moments during a girls' night out when things have the potential to go wrong, but there's a lot of times it can go right too. As a mom friend, you're always watching out for these moments and you're always asking questions to try and avoid the wrong turns that can be made.

1. What's the plan?

Plans are important.

2. Where are we going?

There are a lot of places in a college town where things can end up, it's important to at least pick the first spot together.

3. Are you keeping track of what you're drinking?

There is a whiteboard and there's a phone. Let's keep ourselves in check.

4. Has everybody eaten today?

It's always a little bit too late when you ask, but it's good to ask anyway.

5. Everybody ready to go?

And then take a headcount of everyone who's leaving.

6. Do you have your ID?

You need it.

7. Do you have cash?

It's a five dollar charge for most of you.

8. Does everyone have their shoes on?

You shouldn't have to ask, but you have to ask.

9. Everybody still here?

This one gets asked every five minutes through the walk.

10. How's everybody feeling?

Just checking in, as always.

11. Where is [insert name here]?

Just repeat this the whole time you're out of the apartment, with a different name each time. Maybe get a sign and just start holding it up because you're always asking.

12. Where did you find that?

They're always finding things they're not supposed to.

13. Do you know that person?

People love to talk to strangers at bars, that's nothing new.

14. Is everyone ready to go?

Because I'm ready to go.

15. How much have you had to drink?

A little too much, I think.

16. Are you going to be sick?

If you are, I'll take care of you. But I really hope you're not going to be.

17. Anybody want to eat?

Someone always wants to eat.

18. How's everyone getting home?

Uber, Super Cab, a long walk. Usually, a whole group has a combination of these three.

19. Has everyone had enough water?

Hydration is important.

20. Do we want to do brunch tomorrow?

We should do brunch tomorrow.

21. Shoot me a text when you wake up, OK?

Gotta make sure you're alright later.

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To The Girl Who Had A Plan

A letter to the girl whose life is not going according to her plan.
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley

Since we were little girls we have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We responded with astronauts, teachers, presidents, nurses, etc. Then we start growing up, and our plans change.

In middle school, our plans were molded based on our friends and whatever was cool at the time. Eventually, we went to high school and this question became serious, along with some others: “What are your plans for college?” “What are you going to major in?” “When do you think you’ll get married?” “Are you going to stay friends with your friends?” We are bombarded with these questions we are supposed to have answers to, so we start making plans.

Plans, like going to college with our best friends and getting a degree we’ve been dreaming about. Plans, to get married as soon as we can. We make plans for how to lose weight and get healthy. We make plans for our weddings and children.

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We fill our Pinterest boards with these dreams and hopes that we have, which are really great things to do, but what happens when you don’t get into that college? What happens when your best friend chooses to go somewhere else? Or, what if you don’t get the scholarship you need or the awards you thought you deserved. Maybe, the guy you thought you would marry breaks your heart. You might gain a few pounds instead of losing them. Your parents get divorced. Someone you love gets cancer. You don’t get the grades you need. You don’t make that collegiate sports team. The sorority you’re a legacy to, drops you. You didn’t get the job or internship you applied for. What happens to you when this plan doesn’t go your way?

I’ve been there.

The answer for that is “I have this hope that is an anchor for my soul.” Soon we all realize we are not the captain of our fate. We don’t have everything under control nor will we ever have control of every situation in our lives. But, there is someone who is working all things together for the good of those who love him, who has a plan and a purpose for the lives of his children. His name is Jesus. When life takes a turn you aren’t expecting, those are the times you have to cling to Him the tightest, trusting that His plan is what is best. That is easier said than done, but keep pursuing Him. I have found in my life that His plans were always better than mine, and slowly He’s revealing that to me.

The end of your plan isn’t the end of your life. There is more out there. You may not be the captain of your fate, but you can be the master of your soul. You can choose to be happy despite your circumstances. You can change directions at any point and go a different way. You can take the bad and make something beautiful out of it, if you allow God to work in your heart.

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So, make the best of that school you did get in to. Own it. Make new friends- you may find they are better than the old ones. Apply for more scholarships, or get a job. Move on from the guy that broke your heart; he does not deserve you. God has a guy lined up for you who will love you completely. Spend all the time you can with the loved one with cancer. Pray, pray hard for healing. Study more. Apply for more jobs, or try to spend your summer serving others instead. Join a different club or get involved in other organizations on campus. Find your delight first in God and then pursue other activities that make you happy; He will give you the desires of your heart.

My friend, it is going to be OK.

Cover Image Credit: Megan Beavers Photography

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