Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Weekend with Best Friends

Things have been crazy. I have entered the busy time for event planner's equivalent of tax season. It's actually nice to have more than enough things to do than you necessarily have the time to do them in. That sounds strange, I know, but oh well. I will be spending a week in Denton in July, then a week in Los Angeles in August! I am really excited about our programs, and can't wait to meet all of the students I have interviewed!

In recent days, I have really struggled with my own gender. I have always struggled with girls...I don't seem to understand them sometimes. Haha. Weird coming from someone who is a girl. But seriously, there are so many things I do not understand about my own gender. Why do girls have to be the way they are? 

I am not a tomboy by any stretch of the imagination. There is no doubt that I am girly in many ways. I overanalyze things, cry about silly things, enjoy a good chick flick, crave chocolate, and require a specified amount of "girl time." But there are certain things I avoid, things that are seemingly "typical" of the female species. I don't flirt. I think it's ridiculous. I don't get crushes. I think they're silly. And I absolutely don't do girl drama. I hate it. You know the kind....the "she hates me because so and so said this and hurt my feelings and that's just not right because whatever her name is thinks this way about us, so I am just not going to talk to her until she apologizes and then I am going to make all of her friends and her boyfriend jealous, etc." Ridiculous. I don't do cattiness (which typically goes along with girl drama). And I don't do the venomously sweet thing girls do either (I am going to smile to your face and pretend everything's alright, then say awful things about you when you're not looking and stab you in the back when you least expect it). If you have a problem with me, please just own up to it and tell me so we can work through it. Good night. Girls are ridiculous.

And then there are my best friends. They are the sweet girls in my life who don't fit the above description in any way, shape, or form. They are genuinely sweet and authentic Christian girls that I feel so blessed to have in my life. My reprieve from the above drama came in the form of a trip to the quaint little town of Abilene...

Laura and I loaded the puppies in the car for a road trip to Abilene this weekend! Sasha and Allie played the WHOLE car ride, which made for an interesting trip. We spent the weekend with the Kenningtons and had an amazing time! We spent Saturday morning introducing all 4 dogs to each other...Gracie, Carter, Sasha, and Allie. Haha. Then we spent the day hanging out in Abilene! We visited Nicki's office, shopped in a really cute accessory store, enjoyed Sonic drinks and pedicures, watched chick flicks, had an amazing steak dinner, talked about everything we could possibly think of, and topped the day off with margaritas and brownies!

Spending the weekend with the girls was so refreshing. God has us all in different places, and yet He has been generous to preserve our sweet friendships. I feel so blessed to have both of these girls in my life. They are the picture of true friends, and are amazing women of God. They constantly encourage me, pray for me, and live the example of the woman I want to become. I am so thankful for the sweet time we had together this weekend and can't wait until the next girl's weekend!

Currently Reading: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer

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