I’m not one of those people that has lots of friends. I know a lot of people, but consider a small percentage of them true friends. Of those true friends I have a superstar friend. So, what is a superstar friend?
To me, a superstar friend is someone who gets you – they understand your struggles, and even share some of them. They’ll let you bitch and whine when you need to, but they’ll also tell you the truth whether you want to hear it or not. They have their own opinions that you may or may not agree with – but you’ll know them. They will open your eyes. They are there for you whenever you need them, and even when you don’t think you need them. You are there for them as much as they are there for you – and you are just as honest with them. You share things that you are embarrassed to share with anyone else. You’re not afraid to show your vulnerability, or failures to them. You both understand that sometimes ‘life’ gets in the way of constant contact, but that doesn’t change the support you have for each other. The friendship is never one-sided and there are no grudges held. It’s a friendship that you hope will last forever (and you’re pretty sure it will).
I met my superstar friend 7 years ago online. Our friendship started with emails and then we met in person for a cinema double date with our husbands. Our husbands are both as laid back as each other, and I’m sure she’ll agree they are both geeks in their own way! They hit it off and we had a good laugh. The rest, as they say, is history. As the years passed our friendship grew. Initially she lived 5 mins from me. Now she’s a 5 hour flight away (yes, I’m still mad at her for that, but also happy that she’s happy). Technology is a wonderful thing (as I’m sure you will agree!) – most of the time it doesn’t matter that she’s so far away. I do miss spending time with her in person on a regular basis, but when we do meet it’s always awesome 🙂 We’re currently doing a 30 day challenge together and I love sharing the journey with her!
I am truly grateful for my superstar friend…you know who you are!