I’ve been wanting to share this post for months, the timing just wasn’t right yet. This year has been a year of pruning. I’m very disconnected from most of my extended family but reconnected with my half-brother and his family. My “besties” from most of my life have moved on and we just aren’t as close anymore, but God filled those spaces with new friends that are then friends. They are partners in business. They are motivators. They are cheerleaders when I don’t feel like I deserve their love and they push me into never giving up. This new set of Girl Bosses in my life are giving me LIFE!
I feel like I’ve moved to into a new era of “grown-up” besties. This isn’t clickish. We aren’t taking over high school hallways in plaid skirts and knee highs. We don’t have time to be “mean girls.” Instead, we are leaving our mark all over the internet! We brainstorm business ideas, encourage one another in love and relationships and have very candid conversations that my mother would probably deem “adult conversation.” This new level of friendship is unmatched by any other friendships I’ve had in my life.
Now don’t get me wrong we are all super petty when we need to be and we have a great time laughing together, but at the end of the day, we are focused. For the past few months, I can honestly say this new team of women in my life are the ones who have celebrated me when those closest to me didn’t. They saw my pain when I was invisible to others and they have loved me even at my worst. This new level of winning even involves not falling out when one of them yells at me (haha). Seriously, we don’t fall out. I’m like oh girl you need a nap but I still believe in you.
So at this point, I know you want to meet these Girl Bosses right?
Caroline Elizabeth was my former right hand when I worked retail. Caroline is whom I consider to be a Secret Weapon! She’s been a ride or die since day one. Recently she launched multiple online platforms including web design services. She’s out here taking the world by storm! She designed this site you see right now and almost every other site I own! Now it’s not like she was out here promoting herself, she gave me “pointers” on how to improve my website HousCaking and I was like girl, well why don’t I give you access! A few hours later it looked completely different and I was floored. I was like MA’AM how long you been doing this?!?!?!?! Like in real life the one thing we often forget in our friendships is to evaluate the people we hang with. Check her out at Caroline Gavin and The Caroline Show.
This one is the Quiet Storm. I met Cyd back in 2014 and something about her drive was interesting to me. Needless to say, I’ve been rolling with her long before she started rolling with me. We have this unspoken pack going on. When I win, you win too. So Cyd is the CEO of the Invested Foodie Corporation. I promise you I had no clue how absolutely amazing she is, as a Girl Boss! Sometimes we overlook our friends and that’s legit one of the biggest mistakes we could ever make.
I could go on about Cyd all day long but I wanted to drop this. A year ago she told me her annual Sweet’s conference was going to be bigger in 2018…..Yall this thing is HUGE. Consider this my personal invitation to you to come to see us next week (all 3, me, Caroline & Cyd) at the Ultimate Sugar Show!