I just love this quote I found on Sonia Styling’s Instagram account. Your vibe attracts your tribe. What you put out there is what comes back to you, in other words.
The lovely Sonia from Sonia Styling is definitely part of my tribe, so I must be doing something right in my life.
Recently, I had a week that involved me reevaluating several friendships and making the hard decision to jettison them. For the happiness of my family. It’s not something I want to go into in great detail. I did feel like I was living in a movie though. Mean Girls – The Menopause Years. Reckon it’s a viable sequel?
Suffice it to say that the reaction I received from a situation was so unexpected that it shook me to the core. I’m still shaken – and shaking my head.
By happy coincidence, the week also involved two rather fabulous girly catchups with members of my tribe. The girls who’ve definitely got my vibe.
The importance of a girly catchup cannot be underestimated. Restorative and re-balancing. It was just so soul soothing and healing in a week that I would have otherwise preferred to forget. Now I’ve got happy memories to make it a week worth remembering.
One day, I brunched with the gorgeous Kristina from Anizoe at The Grumpy Barista in Petersham.
I ate toasted rye spelt bread with smashed avocado, kicked chilli dressing, poached egg and smoked salmon. Didn’t need to eat for the rest of the day. Check that wholesome deliciousness out!
We drank delicious coffees, solved the problems of the world, discussed our kids, and reality TV of extreme trashiness and ate amazing food. You know, all the important things in life.
We made sure we saved room for their famous cronuts. Obvs! Coconut with creme patisserie. Oh dear gods. OK, let’s be honest. I had no more room, but I made room!
The following day, I met two more of my tribe for brunch at The Paramount Coffee Project in Surry Hills. The beauteous Christina from Hair Romance and Mr and Mrs Romance, and the delightful Sonia from Sonia Styling.
More talking, chit chat and discussion ensued – as well as some truly delicious food. More soul restoring, more laughter, more love – plus when you get a group of bloggers together? Let’s just say there were outfit shots, selfies, and everyone respected the don’t-touch-the-food-until-it’s-been-photographed rule.
Much to my amazement, the pulled pork and apple slaw in a steam bun was Kimba-friendly (ie, no onions or garlic). The caramel popcorn milkshake? To Die For.
I’m going back for seconds as soon as humanly possible. If only the parking situation wasn’t so hideous in Surry Hills!
An unbelievably difficult start to my week was laid to rest with love and trust and respect. Full credit to the Welshman who has been all of the cliches – a tower of strength, a rock, the backbone of our family. He got us all through this difficult period for our family.
The girls of my tribe also got me through. With love and patience and kindness. They let me share and vent. They made me laugh. They made everything better, the way only a girly catchup really can do.
I’m very lucky to have some fabulous women in my life. I hope they know just how grateful I am.
I hope you’re as lucky as me.