I am re-listening to this amazing book on audible right now called Girl Code, by Cara Alwill Leyba. Women being friends with women, is it possible? How many of you ladies out there have a great group of girl friends? How many of you fear women?
I remember growing up with very few lady friends. I was always the Tom-Boy that played all the sports, and climbed the trees and love to hang with the boys. Growing up, it was so much easier and way less drama. I also remember spending hours getting ready to go out for the night and getting all primped to make sure that I was ready to go and that I looked good. Was I getting dressed to impress men? Now looking back, no, it was normally to impress the other women. Right?? Women compete with each other everyday! It is crazy.
One thing that I have really embraced with this whole coaching world is how connected I am to other women and how much I look up to them and how much I can trust them. I am no longer competing, but rather I am working together with other women and we are a beautiful community that can get along and support each other along the way. We have an amazing bond that has helped enrich me and has allowed me to trust and love in such a different capacity. Plus, I have these women ALL OVER the country. They are all in my community.
I had some great girl friends in high school and in college, like really good girl friends. I still adore these people, but I had very few girlfriends growing up. I remember only allowing myself to trust a select few because it was always intimidating being friends with other women because I never knew if I could trust them. I remember graduating college thinking now what? When will I ever meet women like this?
I am so glad that this stage is over for me and over for good. The transformation of being able to accept and respect other women has changed my life. Why? Because women ROCK, especially us strong willed women. We are changing the world every single day and we are doing it by coming together and making change. Instead of looking for an issue with another lady, just get to know them. Come join us. You won't regret it. Are you ready?