Recently I had someone who reads the blog ask me a few questions and one of them was by far my favorite! She asked about my inspirations for weight loss, some running related questions and than asked me to tell her about my support system; mainly my best friend.
I am a lucky girl because I have a handful of people in my life I consider some of the most amazing sources of support, love and growth and they have been there for me through many events that were less than amazing in my life. I have two women in my life who I have known all through my pregnancy, and beyond and have been my rocks through some tough times. They are amazing ladies that is for sure.
When I wrote this reader back I was having a hard time writing to her without being all gushy and earthy saying the universe put us together... Blah blah but I do feel that was part of the equation.
(yes we are 7) and I talk, commiserate, and support each other daily. Currently we live 1853 miles apart but I know she is a phone call, email or text away. She has been since the moment we became friends.
I met E when I was working in Chicago and living away from my family; I would work Monday through Friday and drive home to MI every weekend to see B and E and than turn around again on Sunday and drive all the way back. The schedule was hell, the job was less than amazing but I had her there to encourage me and support what I was going through 100% of the time.
She has been there for me in times where I didn't want to be there for myself and has graciously kicked my ass, set me down the right path and corrected any ridiculousness that I may be thinking or acting on without even thinking twice. She has also supported me, been the most amazingly adorable and wonderful cheerleader for my successes and she allows me to be the best person I can be on a daily basis.
The thing I love about her the most is that on any given day both of our issues, struggling points, and or joys are shared equally. This has never been a one sided friendship and or relationship. We may not have the same opinion on every thing but we do come to a middle ground and understand that regardless of the other person's feelings or view they are 100% valid!
I love that she is in love and that she has a partner that supports her 100% and he always has her back, she is brilliantly witty, drop dead beautiful and stronger than most people I know.
We are wonder twin waffles (you wouldn't want to know and probably would not understand.) and I am a lucky lady to have her in my life.
Outside of your partner or significant other do you have a best friend? How long have you known this person and what makes you tick as BFF's?