Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Year, New Friends

Sometimes I just want to get away from everything and start all over. Like you know those days when you just want to curl up in a ball and cry or scream or shrivel up to nonexistence? Alright that last one was a bit extreme, but you get the point. We all have those days. 

Well at least I did last year. Not going to lie, I felt like that a lot of days, but now "Everything Has Changed" (cue Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran). A major part of the change in my mindset was my friends. I found a new group of absolutely fabulous people who made me feel, well, me. I believe friends influence everything we do. If you have really crummy friends, you are going to feel down all the time. But, if you are lucky (like I was this past year) you can find the people who will bring out the best in you. 
I know a lot of people deal with that feeling of wanting a complete change. We can't help it. Change is built in us. The best way of dealing with change is the support of loved ones. Because of the new school year beginning in a week or so, I thought I would give my own thoughts on ways to make friendships and maintain them. 
Here is one of my favorite pictures of me and my friends! Go America!!!
1. Be Open-minded
Just because someone has different interests or style doesn't mean they can't be your best friend. I know it's cliche and what not, but don't judge a book by it's cover. My friend group is the perfect example. Out of the girls in my group of friends, there is a cheerleaders, basketball players, runners, workers, and singers. Surprise, surprise there are only 5 in my group. Sure, we all do several activities, but we all somehow mesh together. 

2. Don't be Negative Nelly
I HATE negativity. It is my pet peeve. It just seems to eat people away. Friendships especially. Negativity is contagious, whether or not you think so. I've seen it happen. I've seen it happen to me. Ultimately, if you are around someone negative, you will start having the same outlook. 

3. Face Reality
There is no possible way to be the best you all the time. You are going to have those bad days, but don't freak out if your friends see you at your worst. They are your friends! They want you to be there for you, and if they don't, they are not your friends.

4. Honesty
Do not put on a show. Ever. Be real. Be you. Be true. 

5. Compliment Truthfully
This is extremely important. We all know those people who are always like "oh my gosh your hair looks AMAZING today." And we all know those people are really thinking "HER HAIR IS SO UGLY." Therefore, make sure your compliments are true, honest, and believable. Don't give half energy when trying to be nice. That seems fake. 

6. Last but not least, don't own one of these
This one is self-explanatory.


  1. I love your blog!!! You are always so encouraging and you are so beautiful!