The older I get, the more I’ve come to rely on my friendships. I have various groups of girlfriends that play an integral part in both my growth and sanity. In time, I’ve realized that I’ve cut ties with certain friendships because they weren’t adding value in my life, and not in a way of “what are you bringing to the table?” but more on how certain personalities make me feel.
I think we’re all old enough to agree that toxic friendships are easier to spot in your 30s. By this time in our lives we are far more protective of our time and energy so why connect yourself with someone who brings negativity in your life? Cut that shit and move on. Ain’t nobody got time for someone that doesn’t help lift you up.
What I’ve come to learn is that surrounding yourself with the right people can save your life. I’ve shared about my depression here on the blog before and if it wasn’t for my girlfriends I honestly don’t think I would’ve made it out alive. They listened, they didn’t judge, they were there – this is the type of friend I’ve always strived to be and I have high regard for people in my life that do the same.