I Love Bad Bitches

Growing up, I was never insanely close to people. I always felt disconnected, in some way, to my closest friends. I mean, I liked them and cherished our time together but I always knew our friendships would dwindle. I always knew, they wouldn’t be forever.

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Then I met you all.

Accidentally or through destiny, our lives all headed in the same direction – Northern Rock. I was 17 when we met. My part time job was meant to serve one purpose, earn enough cash to see me through Sixth Form. I never expected to meet my soul mates (yes, I know I’m the cheesy one of the group but I mean it). Then I did.

The 12 years I’ve known you all have been turbulent…for all of us. We’ve comforted each other through the most hideous of times and rejoiced with each other through the most amazing moments. I know it’s cliched to say, but you really are my pillows of strength.

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And let’s face it, we are all nutters. An eclectic group, we mesh well together. Our crazy ways compliment each other. We bring out the best in each other (well, not always, sometimes we can be downright disgraceful together).

My fondest memories are always with you all. Whether they be drunken antics, immature behaviour or a mixture of both.

Kaye – we’ve too many moments to note down in one blog. You’re part of my family and part of my heart. You grounded me in my single days, partied with me and gave me a home every Friday and Saturday night. I’ll always remember our crisp sarnie making skills, here’s to many more crisp sarnies together.

Lucy, you’re my reliable partner in crime. Always ready to take it to the end, always ready to keep the party going. I love that about you even if we aren’t all as game as you these days! But that’s not all there is to you, our life conversations make me realise that I’m never alone in the way I’m feeling. We can turn serious conversations into light-hearted banter and that’s what keeps me sane.

Kay – my baddest bitch!! Another partner in crime, our craziest nights have been those spent just the two of us. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together and we’ve even been relegated to Coventry (whatever that shit craic even meant haha). Kavos is up there with one of my favourite holidays, our drunken debacles have been hilarious and I know we’ve many more to come.

Sophie – without you, I’d never know that AIDS started from a pigeon. Thank you for giving me the gift of knowledge. Thank you also for making me glamorous every night out. Without you, my hair would never be as voluptuous. You’re my style icon and I aspire to have your skills one day.

Louise – not only have I gained a true friend, I’ve gained a sister-in-law and one that I’m proud of. You give me perspective and make me see sense in my most dramatic moments. I’ll never forget our slut-dropping days to Christina Aguilera and Fat Man Scoop. Your my daughter’s Godmother and my Son’s Auntie. You’ve held my hand in my darkest of times and I’ll forever be grateful for the strength you gave me when Siena was so ill. That resting bitch face of yours always makes me giggle too.

Ryan – a newbie to the group but definitely a great addition. You’re sweet and caring, thoughtful and considerate yet also as nuts as us. The first time I met you, I new that you’d be in my life forever. You always have a way of making me feel good about myself and your wriggly worm dance moves are my favourite. I’ll never ever forget the effort you made to visit Siena in hospital. It meant more to me than you may even realise.?

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Annie, where do I even begin? Untied by the bromance but the hoemance will always be stronger. We can be crazy together or boring and both suits me completely fine. Again, you’ve been by my side in the moments when my life has fallen apart. You’ve picked up the pieces, cried with me, told me everything will be fine and so far, you’ve kept your promise. Godmother to my children, I know that they’re in your heart and you’ll always be family. We’ve the same brain and I love it when you talk dirty to me.

Rachel – oh dear, my A bomb slugger. We’ve definitely too many drunken disasters to even list but a few. I don’t think there’s anyone else I know would shout at a gangster (in a strip club, in Prague) because you wanted a better seat. You’re confident and wild yet logical and rational. You’re my Son’s Godmother and another part of my family. You’ve talked me through the worst moments of my life and shown me that things can be achieved. You keep me positive and I love that our daughters will grow up to be Besties. Matching tats and same brain craic, we’ll definitely grow old together.

Over the years, our group has grown. To all the others (Fiona, Lindsey, Laurie etc.) my life feels better for knowing you. I’m excited to spend more time together and see our friendship flourish.

I sometimes feel as though our lives have reached a point where we’re now heading in different directions. This makes the moments we spend with each other ever so more important.

So, while I have the time, I want to thank you for enriching my heart. My 30th birthday has been one of my favourite. The laughs that we’ve had will never be forgotten and the memories we’ve made are new ones to cherish.

I love you all.

Now…I love bad bitches that’s my fucking problem xxxx

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