I’ve been avoiding this website for, well, years now! Why? Because the last two and half years have been almost too much to process. There has been so much change and such a deep dive into my own emotions that I haven’t wanted to face it, at least not publically. And, that’s not to say that it’s all been bad. In fact, most of what has crossed my path in the last few years has been pretty remarkable and, at the end of the day, incredibly rewarding.
But, the thing I realized most after all that these past years have shown me is that you don’t have to take a solo journey. I couldn’t have come out of the other end of such a life-altering transition without the help of my amazing, selfless, kind-hearted, supportive, up-for-anything girlfriends. So, to you, this is my love letter:
To my amazing ladies,
You know who you are. You are the ones who support me, make me laugh, make me cry, make me a better person. Through the ups and downs, you are always there – the ones I can turn to when I’m at my lowest and the first ones I want to share in my victories. You’re the ones I can fearlessly sit in silence with and the ones I can joyously sing at the top of my lungs with.
Great friendships don’t come around often, and you have reminded me to hold tight as hell to the ones I have been lucky enough to have in my life. You have taught me real, relentless trust. You have taught me courage. You have taught me patience. You have taught me to enjoy the small moments. You have taught me how to open up.
You are always there for me, and I will always be there for you. There are no masks, agendas, or judgements, just honest love through all of the chaos and the fun. I am honored to call each and every one of you friend. Thank you for loving me for who I am. I love your faces so, so much!!
Wow, I see you have wonderful friends!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
I am truly grateful for each and every one of them and all of those who have made an impact on my life. We should all say these things more often, don’t you think? Best, XO