These past few weeks (and weekends!) have been insanely stressful but exciting, with all my recent ventures coming together. That said, I haven’t found much time to put together the final drafts of several great posts I have written for everyone!
While I take a much needed break from writing this week, I wanted to leave you with something. A little Monday motivation pep talk.
There has been one thing that’s been on my mind a lot since I have moved back home to Northern California, and away from my closest friends, of which happen to be guys. I am grateful to have an amazing group of core girl friends here in the city and the bay area at large, however, I’ve found making new girl friends in the city to be a bit difficult, clique-y, and borderline cutthroat.
While this is a definitely not only a concern here in San Francisco- I see it everywhere- it’s something to think about. I will never understand why people feel the need to tear people down to make friends, or discard them because they don’t have an opportunity to offer, other than just being a friend.
No one has nailed this lesson in self-confidence better than my FAVE home girl, Jenna Mourey “Marbles”:
Take a few minutes out of your day and watch this, and give it a thought. Stop hating, and revel in the fact that’s there’s only ONE of you in the world, which means you have the opportunity to be unique and kick ass in your own amazing way.
I’m in a contest with myself. That’s the only person I should be competing against. It’s Monday, so start making yourself into the best version of you that’s possible!
Ever since moving to Vancouver to work at lululemon head office (although I’m now at Vega) 9 months ago, I had to find a whole bunch of new friends and in a big city it can be tough! I combatted it by simply asking girls (and guys!) out on friend-dates. It works! I usually invited them to join me for a sweat date as it was easier to break the ice. I think if anyone makes you feel bad about it or makes it tough to break the ice with then you probably don’t want them as a friend anyway. Another good way i met new friends was actually through social media and blogging. I met one of my best girlfriends through Twitter in Vancouver.
That’s such a cool story! Yes, some of my closest friends I met through my gym or other sweat-related activities 🙂 Looking forward to meeting more amazing people through the blogging world!
Well if you`re ever in Vancouver, lets go for a run!