Do you all remember that song, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper? I use to LOVE that song, but I really think it should have been named “Girls Just NEED To Have Fun.” Women wear so many hats and have to shift gears so many times throughout the day. We deserve to let our hair down and have a little fun every once in a while. Unfortunately, we never seem to take that time out for ourselves. We get so busy taking care of and nurturing others that we forget to take care of ourselves. What we fail to realize is that when we are constantly giving and giving and giving without stopping to recharge our batteries, we’re left feeling drained, unhappy and sometimes even resentful.
I also realized that as important as it was to have that quality “Me Time”, it was equally important for me to bond with other women. Just like plenty of women out there, I’ve gone through some pretty tough things in my life. However, I like to think that my trials and tribulations have served some type of purpose. My desire to share my life experiences with other women is why I established my nonprofit, Sense Of Self, Inc. I wanted to reach back to those who may be going through some of the things I went through, so I started hosting my S.O.S “Girls Night Out” Wellness Parties. The focus of the parties is on self-awareness and feeling good about yourself inside and out. I like to think of them as an empowering “Girls Night Out.”
Girls Night In or Out?
A Girls Night In are the times when you and the girls hang out and there’s lots of laughing, listening, releasing and healing going on. The times when you really have the opportunity to uplift, encourage and empower one another. You’re learning from other’s experiences and providing a support system for those in need. When you’re surrounded
by your friends, you’re surrounded by a group of positive people in your life who know you, love you and want nothing but the best for you.
Then there’s the Girls Night Out. These are the times when you and the girls go out for a night on the town. Dinner, dancing, concerts...whatever! The most important part of this type of night though, is getting ready. There’s an art form to getting dressed for a night out with the girls and it’s so much more fun when you’re getting dressed together. We’re women, it’s what we do. Putting on that outfit that accentuates your curves, wearing those heels that make you feel sexy...it’s how we celebrate our femininity. How does this look? Should I wear my hair like this way? Which shoes match better? What earrings go better with this outfit? Every time your girlfriend tells you that something looks good on you or tells you how pretty you look, that compliment serves as a self-
What it really does for you
For the women out there who are long overdue for a Girls Night Out, I strongly recommend that that you and your friends mark a date on the calendar. The inspiration I used to write this my blog came from me having just spent some quality me time on a flight to San Francisco to host a S.O.S. Wellness Party. Great things come from time spent wisely. Oooh the things you can accomplish when you have that special time to bond with yourself and bond with your friends. You come back revived, renewed, ready to take care of business and full of positivity. Everyone around you benefits from that energy. When you’re happy and fulfilled, you make those around you feel happy and fulfilled. So in a way, I think it’s safe to say that having worldwide Girls Night Outs can create WORLD PEACE!! Okay, that might be pushing it, but there sure would be a lot of happy women floating around.
“As iron sharpens iron...so a friend sharpens a friend.” PROVERBS 27:17