One key to keeping sane in my life is my friends. I do have real life friends…in case you were wondering with all my time on IMVU!! When I relocated to Norway I really learned how important my friends were. My good friends back home are still there for me but I missed that daily contact, and building a new friendship network doesn’t happen overnight. Thankfully if you take care of your new friendships they do bloom and a new network of friends usually builds over time. When I say time I mean time, the closest friends I have here are all people I’ve known more then five years.
I do have to very special friends who have been through a lot with me. We worked together for five years before I started at the shelter, and have been there through thick and thin. To take care of our friendship we take several girl trips per year, usually to Sweden or to my friends cabin, and we meet each week for a walk. We all need the exercise and the girltalk…and frankly I don’t know which one is most valuable. I think in the long run it may just be the girl talk!! These trips get me out of the house and always bring me back to sanity even in the most difficult times!
This is a quote from an unknown author, it actually came from a forward but its worth sharing anyway:
“Time passes… Life happens.. Distance separates… Children grow up… Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes… Hearts break… Parents die… Colleagues forget favors… Careers end. BUT…..
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley’s rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley’s end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you…Or come in and carry you out.”
That is what girlfriends are all about:-) Give yours a call today!!