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Girls Night

October 5, 2013

Last night I had a much needed girls night in the city at my friend Brittany’s apartment.  When I arrived Brittany had just finished preparing some amazing fall food for us to enjoy with our wine and pumpkin beer and Kat showed up shortly after.

So delicious!
Mini cheese and basil pizzette, goat cheese & pumpkin fondue, and onion tart.  Wow!

All of the food was so delicious and I cannot wait to try making all of these on my own.
After indulging we went on the porch to catch each other up on our lives.  My hang outs with Kat & Britt are far and few between but I consider them very close to me and I really appreciate their wisdom.
I updated them on my recent breakup and how my job hunting is going and after just an hour of conversation I could feel pieces of me coming back that I thought I had lost when I moved back in with my parents.  I lived in the city on my own for over 5 years and that is the moment I felt my life really began.  I became an independent person and learned street smarts, how to take care of myself and most importantly I started to find out who I was and meet people who had these outlooks on life that you will not find in a lot of people who have lived in the same place their whole lives- I became cultured, more worldly and ideas that seemed unrealistic to most suddenly became within arms reach.  Recently I had become a little lost and I feel that a majority of my friends in the suburbs don’t understand that you can do whatever you want to in life and it isn’t just about having the funds to do it, it is about finding a way to do what you love and making it work and it is about getting out of your comfort zone.  Kat gave me the idea of getting a job on a cruise ship or a resort in Hawaii – ideas that to most are so unrealistic but in reality would be the perfect stepping stone for my career.  Getting paid while essentially traveling and still being able to write and search for other jobs…count me in.  I am going to spend the next few days really looking into that and focusing on going outside of my comfort zone and where I want to take my next step.
After some awesome conversation we relaxed on the couch and watched Hocus Pocus (which I had never seen before!) and polished off most of the wine.
I feel like just a simple girls night in was exactly what I needed and definitely made me motivated and more confident in myself.  I totally love those chicks!

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