This year I met my tribe. These are ladies I met through travel who I now class as sisters. They stole my heart, restored my faith and inspire me to do bigger and better things daily.
They are all women either living in their purpose or making the necessary moves to create and live a life they love. No drama, no fake shit, just genuine support and love, but none of them live in London, or even England for that matter. My soul sisters are spread throughout America le sigh.
I know some people think that having too many friends is a bad thing, but I only agree when these relationships aren’t honest and healthy. I have a small circle of female friends in London, not because I’m not a likeable person – although some would disagree – but because I’ve not put myself out there, in the right circles to find likeminded women.
Before I left for Spain and even South East Asia, I was living a life so far from the mentally healthy life that I’m living now. I was out in the clubs every weekend with my guard up, occasionally socialising with people I didn’t like – who probably didn’t like me either! I was around people who don’t even like their own damn ‘friends’, all because I guess I didn’t value myself, my time or my energy. But now things are different.
Meeting these beautiful, smart, driven ladies helped change my life. They challenge the way I think and do things. They showed me there are other women out there like me, who are into the things I’m into, who can be supportive even in the same field, who want to see you win, who will HELP you win and who you can trust. For a long time it seemed like these kind of women didn’t exist outside of my close circle, but they do and I’m so happy to have connected with them!
You are not alone in this world. Get out there and network. Distance yourself from everything that is no longer you, even if people start calling you ‘brand new’, be brand new, and be it with pride. There is nothing wrong with living your life for you and the way you want to. Every good thing that has happened to me in the last year has been because I took a leap of faith, I reached out, I made things happen.
Want new friends? Reach out to the kinds of people you want to be around, follow them on social media, and interact with them. I’m not saying force relationships but you can’t meet people if you don’t put yourself out there.
Tiffany, Tara, Stephanie, Alex, Julia… I love you ladies endlessly and unconditionally; all the miles in the world couldn’t keep us apart. See you all at some point next year!
Forever, Your Soul Sister xox