i got the text from my cousin... "Hot Tub Party!"
i'm like, "yeah, i don't know. i've got a lot of work to get done."
cousin says, "i'm making mac & cheese and muddled pear cider."
"bruh, i'm there!"
sometime's you don't realize how much you need some good "girl time". whether it's a belly laugh with your bestie, happy hour with high school friends, or game night with the girls, quality time with your core team is essential.
i dug out my favorite swim suit. (which wasn't fitting quit like it was this summer... thanks a lot Happy Holiday pounds!) i threw on my coat and hit the door! when i arrived to my cousin's, i was greeted by the smell of muddled pears and spiked ginger, the soothing sounds of erykah badu, and a warm white fluffy bath robe. this is exactly what i needed!
we ate good food, drank til we couldn't drink anymore, and rotated through those hot tub jets like a rotisserie chicken in the oven at the deli. once everyone's hair had been officially destroyed by the steam, we made our way back inside for one more drink, and a game of cards against humanity. yo... that shit was hilarious! i don't think i laughed that hard playing cards since mr & i played KINGS with shaun derik and the gang.
at the close of the evening, i felt so many things. first things first, i was drunk! that muddled pear cider was no joke! more over, i felt connected; to my family, to my womanhood, and to myself. there's truly something special about women being able to get together and just have a good time. no drama. no competition. just love, support and encouragement. it's so important that we carve out time for ourselves. not to be a mom, or a wife, but to be you. hanging out with your girlfriend's is such a great way to center yourself.
so here's your call to action... pull out your calendar. choose a date within the next 2 weeks. text your girls this message:
i miss you guys. it's been to long. game night at my place.
DATE & TIME.
i'll have the food, you bring the booze! see you soon!
grab your favorite board games or some cards. (KINGS is a favorite for game night in my crew.) make a one pot meal, and watch the magic happen!