The Essence Of A Good Support Group
Hey Travel Diary,
As a child growing up my mother always cautioned us, my sister and I, about the importance of not overburdening ourselves with the relentless pursuit of 'friends'. A popular West Indian, or perhaps a more Trini-specific advice given from my mother to her daughter's was, "FRIENDS will lead you but they won't bring you back," and the importance of choosing a good faithful, true friend. But of all the bits of advice my mother gave this is the one I seemed to have implemented more so than any other.
Throughout my life I have never been a woman to seek out friends. I have always been a loner who was sought out by others which lead to some friendships. Always remembering my mothers advice. As I got older some friendships were better than others, some people just were not meant to be in eachother lives and fell away. Truth be told I have not been the best of friends to all friends, but now at this stage of my life, my CORE friends are family, and they do not total 10.
Every woman needs friends who are 100% honest, steadfast, humble, non-judgmental, supportive, passionate, strong, sincere, and faithful.
Friends don't always have to like everything you do, but at the very least takes an interest. Friendships where individual have similarities are BEST.
You may not speak everyday or live in the same city or continent for that matter but you can simple pickup where you left off since the last time together without breaking stride.