A man does not define you. YOU define YOU!
I've heard this phrase so many times throughout my life, that if I had a dime for each time.. I'd be well over $1,000 (a little exaggeration ha). But it was not until recently, that I was truly happy with being a single young woman! And do you want to know whyyyy?!?! BECAUSE OF MY ABSOLUTELY AMAZING FRIENDS! Totally simple, huh? I've had friends my entire life, but I've always been very independent! I liked to do things on my own, if I went to visit a friend, I wouldn't stay long because I had other things to do. It's been recently that I've actually began to open up to doing things with other people rather than by myself. Going for a run? Alright! I'm gonna bring a friend for more motivation!
Why did I start leaning on my friends all of a sudden?! It could have to do with the fact that I just moved to a new city, over 300 miles away from my wonderful family and closest friends. But believe it or not, that's not what sparked my new found interest in spending more time with friends. It all started when my boyfriend of a year and a half, unexpectedly, broke up with me.
So... here's the situation... I'm in graduate school, in a new town, 300+ miles away from my family and friends, back-to-back deadlines, stressing about not having a summer internship, and then someone who I trusted just broke my heart. So what's a girl to do?!
HA well I'll tell ya what I did! I hit the gym! I went out, mingled with like-minded individuals, kept myself busy (because there was no way I was going to let this break-up effect my grades) and ya know what?! I made my first 4.0 in my entire life and I did that during my first semester of GRADUATE SCHOOL! woohoo!!
My dearest friends were miles away, but contacted daily through texts and phone conversations. The people who I met only two months before stepped up and were by my side when I was having those difficult days.
I've made some pretty AWESOME friends during my first semester of graduate school and I couldn't have asked for anything better!
I love my friends :)
Classy, sassy, but oh so sweet!