I have already talked about this in my first blog post, but I wanted to expand on this a bit more.
Earlier this week I read an article on xojane by one of my favorite writers Mandy Stadtmiller and while the post focuses on dating and hooking up with men, ultimately to me this was a post on having supportive and honest friends. It is hard to find friendships where you are comfortable enough with the other person to be totally honest with them, and they are important to have. Sometimes you need someone to say it like it is and give you a perspective that you may not have seen; it does not have to be done in a rude or hurtful way. I am fortunate to have friends like this in my life and I am very grateful to them for keeping me humble.
It can also be difficult to find friends that support you not only through the difficult times, but also that celebrate your accomplishments and achievements with you. It is easy to get jealous of what others are fulfilling in their lives and at times it can be discouraging; what needs to be remembered is that everyone progresses at a different rate. Most people want to celebrate their exciting life moments with the friends and loved ones that matter most to them and if you surround yourself with the right people, they will reciprocate when something exciting happens in your life too. I am also fortunate that I have people like this in my life that are not only there to comfort me when I am down but also that are there to support me, wine in hand to celebrate life's exciting moments. Just some food for thought.