The Satisfaction of Friendships
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|Mon, 05-20-2013 - 10:47pm|
I had a pretty busy weekend and I was thinking about how great it is to have friendships and how they almost make up for the lack of a boyfriend.
First on Fri. night I went to a dance class/practice that they have every Friday but which I haven't gone to in a while. After it was over, I decided to go out to the nearby Mexican restaurant with a woman and a married couple. I haven't known the married couple for that long & just found out recently that the man is also a lawyer and then Friday night we found out that we went to the same college & graduated 2 yrs apart, so we had a nice night, some laughs and then he ended up paying the bill for all of us, so I had a free night too.
Then Sat. night my friend who is a nurse was celebrating that she is finally not having to work every Sat. night--we went out to an Italian restaurant that's on the waterfront--it ended up being 10 women I think--some of them I didn't know, but it was a nice group, the dinner was really good & we had some laughs--after dinner we went to a nightclub which I don't like that much, but I figured I'd have the attitude of just going to dance with my friends and not expect to meet anyone, so that was tolerable. I like the music but I'm not all that thrilled w/ the guys who go there. I enjoyed the dinner part of the night more.
Then Sun. I got together w/ 3 other women to do more practicing for the dance show we are in--we went to one woman's house and after we practiced for a while, then we ate dinner together and had a glass of wine & just talked about a lot of stuff. The 4 of us couldn't be more different--one woman is from kind of the tough part of the city, one is from Brazil and one is about 10 yrs younger than the other 3 and the only one who doesn't have kids, but we all get along.
So I was just thinking about how valuable my friendships are, esp. the ones with women and how probably 90% of the time, I actually don't care about being with men. I find it so much easier to be with women--more accepting, fun, you don't have to worry about being rejected for your looks. So I wouldn't care that much about finding a man if it weren't for 2 things--I do dancing that requires a partner and the biggie--sex! I'm just too young to give that up.