13 Struggles Of Being The Girl With All Guy Friends

13 Struggles Of Being The Girl With All Guy Friends

Boy I sure do love those goofy idiots.

It's no secret that most of my life a solid 95% of my closest friends were guys. As a tomboy growing up I just didn't talk to girls very much. Now at 21, that's still true today. Here are just a handful of the things I've experienced being the girl with just about all guy friends.

1. People will make assumptions.

No, I'm not dating any of them. No, I'm not sleeping with any of them. No, I don't want to ever do either.

2. Dating can be hard sometimes.

Potential boyfriends will either be intimidated by your guy friends at first or uncomfortable with how close you are with them.

3. Their girlfriends won't always be your biggest fan.

That or they'll try to be your best friend too, it all just depends on how insecure they are.

4. You might not be the best at 'girl talk.'

I'm sorry I'm not so great at discussing the look that Joey like totally gave Jessica yesterday Karen, I'm out of practice with this.

5. And sometimes you forget what it means to be 'ladylike.'

What do you mean shotgunning a beer isn't lady like?

6. When you decide to finally be girly the guys always give you crap for it.

Shut up guys I'll wing my eyeliner if I feel like it.

7. Actually, they just pick on you all the time.

You just get used to it eventually.

8. You're basically a mother.

I don't know what these idiots would do without me sometimes. Really, it's like having a bunch of man-children in your life.

9. And you have multiple adopted older brothers.

You'll pick on and even fight just like brothers and sisters.

10. They always come to you for advice.

But that doesn't mean they always listen.

11. They're always blunt and straight forward.

Hope you didn't need someone to beat around the bush.

12. It's like having your own personal mechanic.

Or handyman. Car issues? They'll take care of it. Leaky sink? Make dinner and they're on their way.

13. They'd never let anything bad happen to you.

You're precious and you're protected, no matter how much you may drive each other crazy.

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Thanking the People I Could Never Thank Enough

Never forget to thank the most slaytastic people in your life.

This week, I went through the experience of a nervous breakdown. Stress that had built up from the previous week built up, and I ultimately succumbed to it. What I did realize in the midst of it, though, was that I have some pretty amazing people who love me. For that, I am eternally grateful, and I wanted to show them just how much they mean to me with this article.

Thank you to the people who never once questioned me.

This week, I questioned myself a lot. My innermost workings consisted of "what could I have done better in (insert here)?" But it was in the people that I surrounded myself with that never questioned who I was or what I did. It gave me a glimmer of hope in the midst of the darkness.

Thank you to the people who had my back.

I know that I can be a lot to handle at points. But there are people who have stood by me and never once said that I was too much. In this time, they were essential for being the light that got me out of my own long tunnel. As humans, we don't exactly know why people come into our lives or for what reason, just that they do. It makes me incredibly happy to have the people that saw beyond the outside mess and were willing to still love me.

Thank you to the people who intervened and got me help when I needed it.

I didn't know it when I was in the situation, but my breaking down was a desperate cry for help. I know now that the people who did this care so deeply about me. I am fortunate enough to have those friends that pulled me aside and said they would get me the help I needed.

Thank you to my haters for being my motivators.

Only kidding, just figured the people reading this would need a break in the sappiness.

Thank you for those who did not judge me when I was a mess.

I only saw myself in the mirror once over the course of my stress induced meltdown. However, when I did look in the mirror, I saw what a hot mess I really was. For those who did not judge me, I am so forever grateful. You built me up in moments when I felt low, and I cannot thank you enough for doing that. I am so lucky to have the friends that I do.

Thank you to the people who encouraged me to take part in some much needed self care.

In this day and age, it is so essential to do things because you like to do them. For me, my self care involves watching Gilmore Girls, painting, and sitting at the piano and just playing. When I do these things, the world around me becomes less intimidating.

There is so much more I could say, but it would take more than an Odyssey article to do so. I love you all.

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10 Ways To Spend Galentine's Day

A holiday as an excuse for a girls' day? Count me in.

Coined by Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler, in the sitcom Parks and Recreations, the holiday “Galentine’s Day” has been an up and coming celebration for women around the world. Starting as fiction, the holiday is a great excuse for girls to spend time with their friends, instead of boyfriends or husbands. Here are some fun ways to spend your girls day!

1. Going out to dinner

Take a girls night out and go to your favorite restaurant together. Being in your friends’ presence is much better than stressing over Valentine's Day chaos.

2. Bringing Chocolate

Chocolate is a major part of Valentines time of the year, and it tastes better getting it from a best friend than a guy! (Plus you can eat it as soon as you get it with no shame.)

3. Taking a Road Trip

Spending time with your girls in a parked car with music blasting is the best way to forget about boys who have done you wrong. Scream-singing old Taylor Swift can do wonders!

4.Going Out

Spending the night dancing with friends is the best way to clear your head from any stress of the week.

5. Having a movie night

Bundle up with as many pillows and blankets as possible and put on some romcoms. The best possible way to forget about boys is living vicariously through Rachel McAdams. Definitely throw in some girl power movies like Legally Blonde and The Princess Diaries!

6. Getting Gifts

The best way to show your best friends how much they mean to you is to bring their favorite candy, a new book or the shirt they have been eyeing in the mall.

7. Doing Makeovers

Having a relaxing day of facials followed by friends trying to put eyelashes on each other is a great way to bond with your friends. Don’t forget the nail polish!

8. Hyping Up Girls

Whenever you have an internal compliment about how nice a girl’s shirt is or how cute her jeans are, tell her! It will make any girl’s day, especially in the spirit of Galentine’s Day.

9. Having a Shopping Spree

Bring your besties to the mall and treat yourselves! Best way to feel girl power is wearing a brand new outfit after a great makeover.

10. Spa Day

While at home facials are great for bonding, there’s nothing like a professional giving you a massage and sitting in a sauna with your girls.

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