When I was a senior in college a few of my friends and I started a book club. We met at a coffee shop, brought along crafts like knitting (for those who can knit…sadly not me!) and talked. We ended up never finishing the book but kept meeting for “coffee and craft night.” It was the perfect, relaxing way to end a long day of classes and studying. Always something to look forward to.
I’m happy to say the tradition has continued. Those of us girls who still live in town get together for what we now call “girls night.” We’ve changed a bit since college…some of us are married and one of my friends has a sweet baby boy (we make an exception to the “girls only” rule for him!) but there is still nothing better than getting together and chatting. We might be talking about a favorite new blog or a good movie, or discussing food, travel, education, or an important global issue…no matter what it is we always have a good time sharing opinions, sharing food, and sharing life.
We recently decided to bring it full circle and read a book together again. And we are going to make an effort to get together more often just to discover new places in our town and celebrate friendship. We’ve had some new friends join in on the fun, and we hope to continue Girls Night for years to come.
No matter where our lives may lead or what the future holds for each of us, Girls Night will always be one of my favorite things about home.