Today is International Best Friends Day, readers! Take a moment to shout from the rooftops and celebrate all of the incredible friends in your life.
When I start to think deeply about my friend-family, I get seriously lost in a long, twisting narrative of what my life would look like without them. So much of my personal growth and professional choices are a direct result of these people. Sure, I am my own person with my own ideas about the world. But my closest, nearest, and dearest of friends have certainly influenced and shaped me for the better. They expect me to be my best self (for myself, if you catch my drift) and enrich my life daily.
So here's to friends, old and new, on this happy Monday!