So far you’ve summed up the year in one word, admitted your vices, touted your virtues, revealed your superpower, and let us in on your theme song, but no superhero does it alone …
Who is the Thelma to your Louise? Who is your partner in crime? Did you reacquaint yourself with an old friend? Did you make a new friend? Or, perhaps, you are a lone ranger?
Take some time today to look back on how you spent your year and give a shout out to anyone that helped to make it special. If you don’t have any close friends that fit the bill, think about who you spend your time with on a regular basis, who is the bright spot in your day? Maybe you joke around with a coworker just to get through the day. Maybe the barista who serves your coffee knows your order by heart and/or knows when to suggest you mix it up. Who makes your life just a little bit better just by being themselves?
This is a really tough question for me. It’s part of the reason that I’m a few days behind on the prompts in fact. In the traditional sense, I don’t have a Thelma. I’m sure if you’ve ever read this blog before, you’ve seen me complain about the fact that I’ve been BFF-less for awhile now. Which is weird for me, because as a kid, and even as a young adult I always had close girlfriends. I moved a lot so they would change every few years. The last real BFF I had was about 5 years ago. I met her online, where we were both obsessed with the same tiny band. We ended up really meeting eventually, went on lots of trips together, talked on the phone everyday. I loved it. I loved her. But 5 years ago, the band disintegrated, and I started dating A. and that was all she wrote. She doesn’t really participate in social media, and we’ve pretty much completely lost touch.
I’m not really sure why I haven’t acquired a new best friend since then. I think it’s mostly because of A. He’s been my best friend. I was always good friends with the girls who I worked with the past five years, and I have some other girlfriends that I attained because they were part of A.’s circle of friends, but not true BFFs. It makes me sad sometimes, because I really miss having that in my life. But you can’t force it, and maybe I’m just too old for that to happen for me again. Who knows.
So, in lieu of a real best friend, I’ve decided that over the past few years, the last one in particular, Twitter has been my Thelma. I think I’ve been on Twitter for about 3 years. It was hit or miss for the first little bit, but now we’ve created this wonderful little community. This group of people with so much in common, and so much genuine care for each other, and we all live here in Lexington (or very close by) so we get together and have dinner and hang out. It’s amazing. I’d have never met any of these people otherwise and I’m so thankful for them everyday. We gossip, we laugh, we have fun. And in serious times, we take care of each other and pray for each other. I couldn’t possibly name them all, but they know who they are. #Lextwitteratti, I’m looking at you.