Finally Friday! For some that means a few more hours until the start of the weekend, hanging out with friends or sleeping in. For me, it’s just another day. Not a big deal. It’s just that I have this thing about relaxing.
I don’t know how to do it. I only have two speeds – fast and faster. Crazy, I know, but a lot of us are like that. Our strength is immeasurable; our talent for multitasking is, in a word, unbelievable. This is a gift that is given to all mothers and is a gift that serves us well.
Personally, I’ve set my sights on Italy.
I love every single picture I have ever seen of Italy. I want to experience first hand the food and the culture. I adore la bella lingua. Heck, even four-letter words sound seductive in Italian. (And, I’ll admit, I am a bit curious about the men, but who isn’t?) I even have a couple of Italian pen pals to help me learn the language.
A trip to Italy would be incredible. A trip to Italy with my girlfriends would be unbelievable. So I pick my posse – My cousin Toria, an incredible writer who encouraged me all the way through my first novel. Kathleen, also a great writer, who is my copy editor for my work in progress. Aunt Renee, who has my vote of most likely to get us into wicked trouble. Natascha, my cyber friend who I’ve gotten to know over the last year and just cannot wait to finally meet.
Whether out of the country or just out of town, there’s something about a band of women in unfamiliar surroundings that just brings out the best in us. Our true, untamed selves spark to life when there is no one looking over our shoulder, no one judging what we do. Secrets are shared, fears are exposed – and we’d all go to the grave without ever betraying what we know or what we’ve seen. We play hard, we fight hard, and we love much too easily. Sure, we can get bitchy sometimes, but that’s part of our charm. In the end, we’ve got each other’s backs. This bond of sisterhood has been ingrained in our DNA since the day the caveman discovered fire.
So whether Friday signals an end to your week or the start of another, let’s all feed the need of sisterhood and get in some much-needed girl time.
This goes for you men out there as well. Not being part of the male gender limits my perspective a bit, but I know the need for male bonding is just as important.
What I want to know is this…how often do you get out with your own posse to do some serious decompressing? What is the craziest trip you’ve ever taken? Do you make it a priority in your life? I’d seriously love to know!
By the way, since my last post, I’ve been fortunate to discover three other Facebook communities of the sisterhood! The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva, Home C.E.O., and Chibi Cow. Give them a check-out. It will be well worth your time!!