Well it had never been given the true credit it deserves I feel. I mean if I think back to secondary school the best thing about it overwhelmingly was being able to spend the entire day with your best friends – ooh and possibly a guy who had danced with you at the St Patricks day Ceili might sit beside you in Maths.
In our working life I became someone with temporary friends. I mean they were the ones that changed every time you changed jobs. Dont get me wrong I kept adding to my friends over the years, but I did spend my days with people I worked with as opposed to people I liked.
Now I can meet friends for coffee, chat with the mammy’s at school, meet up for a pizza any old evening. I find the chat uplifting. Most of my days I feel 90% sure that I am in the transition of a life change and this is al going to pan out. The other 10% I feel it is going ‘down’ another pan altogether! So when I meet other women (and the token one Daddy – yes we are in a ‘R’ now – I cant bring myself to say the word…please?) at school and we go for coffee I feel a kinship, a warmth a commeraderie that I havent felt since I was at school.
I feel stronger and more upbeat around those mammys who have become my close friends now. If I have something worrying me, I know who to go to. Its like having four or five mothers myself. And believe me with both my parents gone I REALLY appreciate that support.
So GO GOSSIPING – its sharing, its uplifting – its a truly positive energy. (was that too new agey? Or a bit ‘women unite?’ – answers via email please 🙂 )