There comes a time in your life when making friends isn’t as easy as it used to be. You see, I was never really a victim of this phenomenon during my younger years. I went to an all-girl catholic school in Peru and I’ve been friends with the same girls for almost 20 years; they are really more like sisters to me at this point.
Fortunately, College turned out to be a completely different story for me, and I was able to meet people from all over the world and bond over different interest. However , it wasn’t until I fully embraced my college status (forced myself to leave my bed after a deadly break-up) that I met these wonderful ladies at a keg party.
I didn’t meet them all at once but each one of them added more adventures to my life that I’ve could’ve ever imagined. I don’t like to think of myself as sheltered but my Peruvian past was mostly filled with books and tests. I didn’t know how to skate (still don’t) , I didn’t know how to ride a bike (still kind of don’t ) , I had never gone camping (still kind of hate nature) and these ladies somehow pushed me out of my comfort zone repeatly for fun.
We recently had “girls night” together and while driving up to see one of them we realized that , not only did the Backstreet Boys come out 20 years ago , but how our lives have changed so much since we met that we really couldn’t wait to see what the future holds for us. Truth is, that we started our friendship sipping on mixed drinks and taking nasty shots of cheap vodka in a college dorm and now, we talk about who’s going to babysit our kids in the future….while sipping on margaritas and drinking better vodka.
I will be eternally grateful to the friend who decided to bring me to that party because I found the family I was looking for without even really knowing it. We may not be able to stay up drinking past 10 pm anymore but our long friendship has taught us that girls night can turn into girls day any time as long as we do it together.