Having a girl-tribe is important and, like most, I didn’t learn this until I reached my 30s.
When we are young, we're taught "friends come and go" and to "focus on your goals, not relationships." Well, that's what I did. I didn't place any emphasis on building or maintaining friendships, I built businesses, brands, and eventually, a family. But, I was left with no girl-crew.
I must say, I am fortunate to have always been surrounded by women. My mom, sister, cousins, aunts, and other family members were never far away and there is an underlying comfort in knowing that they will always be around. However, we take those primary relationships for granted and categorize them as "constants." Our constants provide us a sense of security, but as we grow older, we learn that we must create our own families and girl-tribes.
When I moved to Georgia, I was in my twenties and I didn't travel with my constants. I was alone and had to learn to build my family and girl-crew from scratch. I found myself going to brunch, lunch and movies alone (or with my son in tow).
I decided it was necessary to start cultivating more and more friendships. To do that, I became active in my community. I decided to research multiple Facebook mom groups that I ultimately joined and nestled into. After a couple of years, I decided to start my own group, Alpharetta Housewives. This was a way for other women to ﬁnd their identity outside of the home while bonding with others.
It's time! Dive in and become more active within your community. It will allow you to branch out of your comfort zone and will open you up to cultivating meaningful friendships and relationships. Having your girl group also aids in building a better sense of self. That's what mom always said, right? "Get out, meet new people and experience new things." Ok, mom, I hear ya!
We are fortunate to live in a community that provides opportunities to meet other amazing, inﬂuential and powerful women.
I found myself in downtown Alpharetta getting my nails done one Saturday morning at Hammond Nails and casually began chatting with a woman next to me. At the end of that conversation, we exchanged numbers. I invited her to an event that I was co-hosting and we quickly became gal-pals. Later that day, I walked into Ceviche and sat at the bar, I noticed a prompt on my phone from my instagram account. It read, "I see you". I started to look around and saw one of the ladies from my group. It wasn't until then that we met. We chatted, laughed and had lunch together and it was the start of an amazing friendship.
I now ﬁnd that being involved with a group of women who support and lean on each other is an important part of who I am and what I love. It all starts with a conversation, and now there is a forum for dialogue with Alpharetta Housewives.
Let's change the trending adage "You can't sit with us" to "You CAN sit with us!"
Feel free to pull up a chair and scoot up to our table. We promise good laughs, amazing stories and bonds that will last a lifetime. We frequently attend VIP and private movie screenings, fashion shows, brunch, lunch and rooftop mixers. You name it and we are there! Follow us and be social!
What's Next: You CAN sit with us picnic this month.