Last month, my friends and I decided that we needed something more– more than our children, our husbands, and our jobs. We yearned for a chance to talk without interruption, be heard by those who know us best, and to grow into the best versions of ourselves. So we decided to start a book club.
We didn’t have much time to plan, so we decided to start with a book most of us had read: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. If I’m completely honest, our conversations were “loosely” based on the book, but mostly centered on sharing our personal triumphs, struggles, and ambitions for the coming year.
And girl, was it good for the soul! Isn’t it wonderful how time can pass, but that one time you helped a friend with that ex-boyfriend “secret mission” is as hilarious as it was 10 years ago? I mean, who else will completely embrace your crazy if not for your best friends?
As working professionals, mothers, and wives, life has made coordinating schedules more difficult than it used to be. No longer are we able to run to our closets, find matching mini-skirts, and meet at the mall in a flash. At this time in our lives, if we are able to arrange a meeting on short notice, we are more likely to arrive with matching mom-buns and coffee cups.
So here’s my petition: Galentine’s Day Should Be Celebrated Monthly.
Whether you’re meeting to discuss a book or grab a drink, it’s SO important that you schedule the time with your just girlfriends. No kids. No husbands. Just your best gals. So get that group chat buzzing and schedule your date for February. And when you meet this month, pick a date for March. You get the picture. Feel free to sign your name to this petition in the comments. I’ll start.