girl tribe

 

Being a girl can be rough, no one gives you a handbook at birth in exchange for your email address. For some of us,  even more challenging than being a girl, is learning to have friendships with other girls. Luckily, the Universe gives you other girls to help you out.

Recently, my niece went on a college tour to the east coast. Basically she living the life that I wanted to live when I was her age. She worked her ass off to get there and I could not be prouder of her. Just writing it nearly brings me to tears. Who I am kidding I am crying right now, it’s fine. She went to big schools and small schools; she took pictures in the wonder that is Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. One of the small schools she visited was one that has been reaching out her to due to her being badass softball chick. The school had so much history, it was an all girl’s school until just a few years ago and has a small tight nit student body, and she fell in love.

I thought, I wish that I knew when I was 18 how important it is to be connected to other women. To have a tribe of action taking badass women. I didn’t though, I was little miss independent for as long as I could remember. It filled me with joy when people called me independent, I thought I can do this all by myself, I got this.

Going it Alone

Connecting with other women had always been a challenge, I used to tell people that girls did not like me, I was not a “girls girl”. And I was totally okay with it. Except I wasn’t, not even a little. Deep inside me I knew I was missing out on something, that there was something special about girlfriends.

So I spent the majority of my 20’s trying to go it alone, not totally alone I had my very best friend for life, but let’s be frank. I could kind of be a lot to handle back then, it was a multi-person job. But I had no idea how to even approach connecting with women. My own insecurities got the best of me, I was confident that all of the women had their shit together, that they mastered this whole grown ass women thing. That I was the only one out here without a map, lost.

I’m Not the Only One

It was until I was smack in the middle of grad school, stressed to max that it clicked. I had always lived on my own, you know that whole “independent women” thing from the beginning. Well, in a middle of grad school I bit the bullet and moved in with a couple girlfriends. That’s right, by this point I had opened up enough to have girlfriends plural.

So I moved in with them and immediately discovered that girls can be really damn supportive. On days when worked sucked, there was always ice cream, beer and good girl talk waiting at home. When I discovered the singular long ass hair growing out of the bottom of my chin, I had girlfriend to tell about it. Apparently when you get old sometimes hair grows in new places, who knew. When our house flooded I had girlfriends to cry with, drink with, and laugh with. The night that I had a head injury at work I had a girlfriend to wash my hair for me because I just couldn’t. Blood and staples in my head equal queasiness for me.

The Power of the Girl Tribe

It wasn’t until I learned to let women in, to be vulnerable with other women that I started to learned how to be happy even when the rest of life was shit. I learned that, just like me they were still figuring it out, I watched them be strong and breakdown. Having a tribe has taught me who I am as a women and has helped me to be comfortable in my own skin. A girl tribe really is that powerful.

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The Lioness Prowess

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