Good friends may be hard to find, but they’re even harder to keep! We go through a variety of friends and friend groups in our lives. Some of us still have childhood friends that we consider family, some of us have college friends that we’ve made the god-parents of our children. And then we have the friends that we’ve grown to love and lean on as adults. Having different friend groups is important for a lot of different reasons.
Every one of your friend groups fulfills a certain need you have in your life. While some of your friends may fit in each of these groups, they don’t all do the same thing!
The Business Friends
This friend group is all about supporting you and your goals. Whether you’re a business owner or advancing in your career, this friend group is where you can go with questions, stressors, stories, concerns, failures, successes, and anything career-related and you know you’ll get the support and realness you need to take the next step in your journey. These may not necessarily be people you talk to every day, nor will they always be people you hang out with regularly. But you know, for sure, they’ve always got your back whenever you reach out.
The Brunch Friends
These are the friends that help you unwind after a long week. This is the group you call on and say, “Brunch this Sunday?!” And everybody chimes in with a “Hell yes!” This friend group is important because after a long week you don’t necessarily want to chat about work all weekend. They help you unwind while enjoying great food and your favorite flavor mimosa or Bellini. Some of these friends may very well be a part of the Business Besties crew, but they know brunch time is brunch time and business is not allowed!
The Best Friends
These are your “forevers.” They are with you through thick and thin no matter what stage of life you’re in. Obviously, they support your career and you can definitely enjoy brunch together, but this is the friend group you can also spend long weekends away on vacation with and not be annoyed or looking forward to the day you leave. They tell you when you’re wrong, but they also give you those deep-in-your gut belly laughs that bring tears to your eyes. You can go weeks without talking because of work, family, and life…but as soon as you reconnect it’s like you haven’t missed a beat! This is your extended family. Their kids look up to you. Their spouses feel safe when their partners are around you, and you truly just get each other.
Do you have a few solid groups of friends or do you stick to just a few that do it all? Let’s book a photoshoot with them!
I really needed this
So glad this helped, Mary!
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