Morning Coffee With My Bff’s
My long time friends and I have gotten together 3-4 times a year for over 20 years. It does seem weird to be able to say it’s been over 20 years, but at some point I really do need to admit that I am getting older. I treasure every year and I am grateful for the opportunities that I have had throughout my life, many people don’t get the chance. My mom was always that lady that refused to tell her age, maybe that is why I proudly announce my age each year. I remember when I turned 50 another lady in the office said she had never heard anyone so proud of their age. I have embraced each decade, my 20’s, 30’s 40’s 50’s, and now that I am knocking on 60’s door I wonder if I will still be excited to turn 60, I’m pretty sure I will. But I never like to make guarantees in life, you never know how your opinion will change over time
When my friends and I get together our coffee ritual is always our favorite part of the trip. During our morning coffee fest it is the time that we go through every emotion possible, I guess being together and having great coffee coupled with a peaceful morning tends to bring out everything we have been holding onto waiting for our time together. We laugh so hard we cry and we cry so hard we laugh. We remember all of our old times and new times, we talk about the important parts of our life, and pour our hearts out every time.
The subjects we cover are of course not rehearsed they come from the heart, they include only things you would discuss with a true Bff. My friends and I have been through many journeys the last 20 plus years and it's an amazing feeling when you know your Bff so well because of everything you have experienced with them. I am fortunate that I am friends with some of the strongest women I’ve ever known. They support everything about other women and always try and build others up. They have all truly been an example to me, I've learned so much over the years,
Each of us have very different personalities which is I believe makes our friendship work, instead of trying to make each other change we truly embrace the differences. We have all lived in different states and had different experiences that help brings us together. I admire the way they all treat other women we meet in our adventures, they are always excited to get to know the real person.
Interesting enough through friendship is how Bff coffees got started, having coffee with my long time friends and meeting a new Bff and realizing how much we enjoyed our morning coffee. We for sure have some crazy conversations that have led to laughing so hard I cried and really having deep conversations you can only have with a Bff. I love meeting new women that are different, they beat to a different drum and are ok with that. I look forward to meeting many more amazing women in my life and sharing the awesomeness of having raw emotions. I just don’t believe we as women are too emotional, we have a great way of expressing ourselves and are not afraid. One of my favorite quotes which you will hear from me often is:“You can always tell who the strong women are, they are the ones building one another up rather than tearing each other down”