They say that the people you surround yourself with impact who you become. I'm lucky enough to have such an amazing girl group that supports each other. Whether we are having wine nights, going to concerts, or just sitting in a parking lot eating Wendy's, we always have fun. Of course it's important to have guy friends, I actually have many. However there is something extraordinary about female friendships.
I didn't find my "tribe" until college and I can't imagine my life without them. As soon as we were all together, I really looked around and realized that this is where I belong. Actually, I have Odyssey to thank for it because that's how we all met. If I was never a part of this wonderful organization I would have never met them.
We are so close that we can detect the slightest change in each others mood. According to WebMD, women with strong female friendships may also have less pain and stress. At the end of the day, we are there to support each other. Through heartbreak, stressful days, boyfriends, breakups, etc. Women listen, empathize, and even rage when you need it. Thank you, iMessage group chats.
"Women understand. We may share experiences, make jokes, paint pictures, and describe humiliations that mean nothing to men, but women understand. The odd thing about these deep and personal connections of women is that they often ignore barriers of age, economics, worldly experience, race, culture — all the barriers that, in male or mixed society, had seemed so difficult to cross.” — Gloria Steinem
In movies, women are often competing against each other. This catty behavior should not reflect real life. When I'm speaking with my female friends, I don't see drama witches, I see role models and a great support system. Whether we like to admit it or not, this world is male-dominated. We have to stick together. Be there for your friend every step of the way, celebrate them, and be their #1 fan. There's also nothing like having a deep conversation in a face mask with your best friends.
My friends have been there when I doubted myself as a student. They chose to be a part of and supported my films even though they weren't the best. They don't get annoyed when I take out my camera everywhere we go. We travel together. We go on adventures together. I love seeing all my friends succeed. Nothing can break the bond of a group of strong females.
The truth is, life is hard and it's awesome having some kickass ladies to help you through it. Here's to all my friends that are slaying!