Friendship has always been important to me and I work hard to maintain friendships, but it can be challenging especially the older we get and the more responslities we all have. Here is a list of 12 types of friends that every girl needs:
1. The Co-Worker turned Friend.
I work 40 hours a week and spend more time with my co-workers than my own family. If you are lucky you might have at least one co-worker that becomes your good friend. It makes going to work a lot more enjoyable and who else can you gossip with about work related topics or simply vent with when you are having a hard time.
2. The Completely Opposite Than You, Friend
People have said surround yourself with others that are similar to your own likes and interests. I get that and it does make the friendship easier; However, I like to stay in contact with a few friends that are completely different than me and are perhaps taking a different path in their own lives. I love to find out what they are doing and we will always support each other no matter which direction we go. Plus, it makes for an interesting convo.
3. Your Twin Friend
You should have a few friends that are simliar to you and share your same hobbies, goals, and beliefs. You hang out together and share common interests. If you love yourself then you would love this friend. If you have low self esteem, then you may not. he he
4. The Experienced Friend
If you have an older sibling then you have been told what to do your entire life, but if you are the oldest child like myself – it can be nice (or annoying) to have a few friends that have “been-there-done-that”. Thank God I had these friends during my first few months being a mom. There stories and support helped me realize that it was all normal to feel that way.
5. The Friend You Can Mentor
Be a Mentor to someone else and provide advice when they ask for it. It can make you feel helpful. Don’t go overboard and become bossy. Pick up on their clues if your friends are really seeking advice. I find myself doing this a lot now with my pregnant friends now that I have been there, but I am careful not to overshare or come across bossy. If I start to do that it is because I am just excited for you.
6. The Childhood Friend That Knew You from “Way-Back-When.”
Stay true to your roots and keep this friend near by when you need to come back to reality or you just want to reminise about old times. Know that as you get older you do change, but it’s still possible to keep this friend in your life and these friends can develop a deep bond. These are the ones that you want to grow old with because you will have a ton of stories to share at the Old Folks Home.
7. The College or After High School Graduation Friend
It is important to get outside of your childhood friends bubble and make new friends that are from a different city. I met and made a lot of great friends after High School that were from all parts of Texas. They all have different personalities and viewpoints which makes it entertaining to see on Facebook. I will always cherish this group of friends and remember the fun times we had in college. They help you see that there is a world outside of the small town you grew up in. Granted, you don’t have to go to college either to meet these friends. It can simply be a new group of friends that you made after your time in High School.
8. The Friend That You Know will Stop Anything to Be With You During a Difficult Time
If you don’t have any of the friends above, know that this one is the most important friend. They recognize when you are struggling, even if you are not communicating that aloud. They stop what they are doing and they are there for you NO MATTER WHAT. They surprise visit you when you are at your worse or they simply call or text you to make sure you are okay. They do not leave you alone because that is what you have requested, but rather help you with whatever you are struggling with. You can try to be stubborn with these friends, but they will ignore your wishes and be there for you and you will be thankful and blessed in the end to have such a friend. You will be thinking for the rest of your life how to repay them.
9. The Party Friend That You Always Have a Blast Going Out With
On a lighter note, this is the friend that you really don’t talk to on a consisent basis, but you know you are going to have a blast with her no matter what. She is your party fun friend who gives you a reason to get dressed up and have a fun night out (or in).
10. The Friend That Picks Right Up Where You Left Off
I love these friends, because they do not give you the guilt trip for not calling or making plans on a consisent basis. They realize that you both have busy lives and that is can be challenging to always hang out. Your conversations always start out positive and they feel like you have been talking for days.
11. The Family Friend
You need a friend within your family (sibling, Aunt, Uncle, etc.). They are the only ones that can truly understand your whacky family and can share great moments together. You can also have a friend that practically feels like family. For example, one of my friends literally lived with us for a good while and she understands my family and we get good laughs out of our inside stories.
12. The Neighbor Friend
It’s great to have a friend that lives nearby that you can call on for some sugar, a glass of wine or just to have your kids play with together. There isn’t a long commute and it can be very convienent!
Did I leave off any other friends? It sounds like a lot, but friends can have many of those qualities combined. I have been blessed to have a variety of friendships throughout my life that have made me who I am today. I cherish the memories of the friends I have had and even though we don’t have the time to talk or hang out as much because we are growing up and apart from one another I still cherish you all the same!
What friendship is most important to you? Please comment below!
We are on Day 2 of the Ice Storm here in Texas and one thing you have to do is cover your outdoor faucets so your pipes don’t freeze. Our dog, Dax, a 2 year old labradoodle makes a simple task into a full blown McGuyver project. Last year he was still a puppy so we let it slide when he ruined the first faucet cover. My husband thought he had made an invisible faucet cover lined with chicken wire. Boy, was he wrong!
Last year’s model:
Dax found a way to destroy that smart idea.
Fast forward to this year and we thought clearly he is over his puppy stage of destroying everything in his path. Again, we were wrong:
So, when all else fails my husband made this white trash pipe faucet cover with duck tape and a kitchen towel. So far we are okay and he has not destroyed this… yet.
I am not sure how effective the towel and duct tape model is, but I am praying it is!
Life with a Labradoodle can be very frustrating, but it’s entertaining none the less.