April 30, 2011

Guest Post: Southern Sophisticate

Today, I am excited to introduce to you, Cambron!  I have mentioned her before here and here.  I could not have picked a more perfect person to do Soulshine's first guest post.  She and I have formed a friendship simple through our blogs and g-chat.  Unless you blog, you don't understand the connection you have with fellow bloggers.  Or how you feel completely comfortable sharing things with complete strangers.  I have sought her advice on random things going on in my life, and I don't know her from Adam.  However, that is all about to change.  {She and} I are fortunately enough for her to being a trip to Charleston in a few short weeks.  I guess that will make our friendship "official"?  She has written a wonderful post about the importance of friendship, especially girlfriends.
Hey, y'all! I'm Cambron from Southern Sophisticate and today I'll be guest posting for Ashton. As we know, she has been a busy bee studying and taking finals. Ashton and I have been keeping each other company on Gchat lately and I've really enjoyed our conversations. In honor of a great (newish) friendship, I've decided to post on the importance of having girlfriends. 

There comes a point in every girl's life when you realize that as much as you love your Momma and as AMAZING as your boyfriend/fiancee/husband is, you sometimes just need your girlfriends. There are certain topics that are easier to talk about, secrets that are easier to share and an infinite number of memories that are able to be made. You realize that your girlfriends "get it" when your beau doesn't. They notice the quarter inch you got cut off your hair and the new cardigan your sporting at work. Little things add up to mean a lot. Let's face it, we all need those tiny recognitions for our self-esteem and who else would see your potential to one day be Mrs. Chuck Bass?

I learned the true value of friendship my last year in college. I was a proud member of Kappa Delta at Western Kentucky (Ashton was active in Chi Omega at USC), and cannot tell you the impact my sisters had on my life. Between my sisters and other life-long friends, I am truly blessed. Each is unique in so many ways and are a continued presence in my daily thoughts. I am extremely thankful for my newly found bloggy friends. The blog community never ceases to amaze me!

I've realized that the value of friendship cannot be underestimated or taken for granted. It is important that we take the time to show our friends that we care. Maybe it's through a blog post, a text message or a big hug. Maybe you see something that reminds you of a friend and you send it to them in the mail. Whatever it may be, take the time to show your girlfriends you care and that you realize they are a MAJOR part of your life.  After all, "maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with?"

Until next time, may your day be full of magnolias, bourbon and plenty fun with the gals!

1 comment:

  1. Great post (I will get my guest post to you soon Ashton!). In high school I had a steady boyfriend the entire time and it really caused me to lose closeness with not all, but, a lot of my girlfriends. Since being in college (and being mostly single over the years) though, I have learned the value and importance of having girlfriends and have made some of the most incredible bonds. It has been the girlfriends that have helped me get through the challenging times and have also been a part of the fun times.


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