Celebrating Galentine's Day With A Candid Convo With My Favorite Gal-Pals
Galentine's Day is a real thing in case you didn't know!
Here's the history : "It started as fiction. In a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, Leslie, creative and crafty and bursting with kindness for the people she loves, invented a way to do something American culture hadn’t traditionally been too good at doing: celebrating, in an official capacity, the joys of female friendship. Leslie set Galentine’s Day as a festival that would fall, each year, on February 13: Valentine’s Day-eve. But Galentine’s Day soon became popular among real-life women, too. The festival, after all, filled a need. It found a market. Like Friendsgiving before it, which was similarly coddled in the crucible of the sitcom, Galentine’s Day acknowledged a broad truth about American life as it’s lived in the early 21st century: Friendships, increasingly, are playing an organizing role in society." SOURCE
In honor of Galentine's Day, I'm digging in the crates and pulling out some archived and unreleased audio! For my birthday last year (Aug 24, 2017), I had some of my favorite gal pals come over to record a podcast with me. It truly was the best gift I could give myself; just at the house with food and soul sharing conversation with some of my favorite people is the epitome of a good time for me. We talked about everything under the sun from adulthood, to parenting, our parents, romantic relationships, friendships, growth and more. I am so fortunate to have so many amazing women in my life and I am blessed with their friendship. I am a better woman because of them and I celebrate them today and always!
I will be sharing various snippets of our conversation at different times, but today I thought these two topics were most fitting: Messages to our younger self and the books that changed our lives.
Messages To Our Younger Selves:
Amanda: Be bold and don't be afraid to fail.
Loni: Be unapologetically you.
Kandice: You are allowed to take up space and take your time.
Cynthia (My Mama): Do you.
Adriane: Don't worry about what you can't control.
Books That Changed Our Lives:
Amanda: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Loni: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Kandice: The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
Adriane: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie