💫lets talk about bffs...(part 1)👯♀️👯♀️👯♀️
💕there are 2 SUPER important kinds of bffs that you need:
1. likeminded, beautiful, inspiring souls who will support and love you
👏🏼💗👏🏼💗BOTH of these bffs are essential to feeling happy and filled up🍵
how does one find these bffs?!👇🏼
✨I have always been a “girls girl” and freaking ADORE my friends! but I didn’t always have a solid group I could rely on. in elementary school, i cried (way too often) because girls were excluding me in dance class. in 7th grade, I tried to transfer out of my middle school because there was so much teenage drama and I was left with no friends at one point...I ended up transferring after 8th grade. when I got to my new school, I didn’t have truly great friends for the first half of the year. thankfully, now I have friends in LA, Nashville, Australia + all over the world!! 🌎 the key to incredible friendships is compassion & unconditional love - it HAS TO be a 2 way street, or else it may not be a relationship worth holding on to
💖💖💖soooo how did I find such awesome friends???
❃stepping out of my comfort zone - if I hadn’t done things by myself (going to sleep away camp, transferring for high school, coming to Vanderbilt alone) then I wouldn’t have given myself the chance to make NEW incredible bonds. it’s not always comfy, but it is worth it!
❃doing activities I love - I’ve made so many friends with similar interests as me through activities I love: dance, acting, being in a sorority, health & wellness (hellooooo @plentyandwellwithnat@gracebulson@poweredbypineapple_@amandaskitchen_ 💕) you’re almost guaranteed to find friends who have similar passions and interests as you if you allow yourself to engage in those activities that you love!
❃making the first move - ask that cool girl to grab coffee! compliment that chic on her outfit! share a smile! being vulnerable and saying HEY can lead to an incredible relationship...just ask @gratitudeandfood (I DM’d her first 😋)
❃being 100% me - fake friends will come if you are fake. real friends will come if you are your weird, amazing, authentic self. be crazy and beautiful, and let the fake friends fizzle away✌