Men are lovely but what every girl really needs is her friends. Men come and go like the tide.
A tight group of friends will carry you through heartaches and heartbreaks. They will celebrate with you when things are going well. They will analyze your love life with you until even you don’t want to talk about it anymore.
This week, I need my friends even more than usual. Nature Boy and I spent five days together last week. It was fun and easy. Being with Nature Boy is always easy. But he’s as skittish as one of the wild stallions who roam out west. By Friday, he’d scattered like one of those startled stallions.
Since Coach left, I’ve done a good job of not getting too attached to any given man. I rotate a few fellas, going out when our schedules collide. I’m always open to meeting new guys. But Nature Boy makes me feel things I’ve never felt before. He makes me want things I haven’t wanted in a long time. Stillness. Togetherness.
I’m thankful for my generous friends who laugh with me, storm with me, cry with me. Whatever I need. Whenever I need it.
What I need most this week is to stay busy and to forget. Forget how good it felt being with Nature Boy.