No Ordinary Squad

If I said, “Sex and the City” what’s the first thing that pops into your head?  For me, it’s the admiration of true friendship.  Your “ride or die” homies as one would say. It’s the kind of relationships that has lasted a lifetime.

Ummm, Who doesn’t want that?

Family is intangible for me.  As a teenager, growing up in a different environment than most, made it hard to accept people into my circle.  As the years progressed, I started meeting people of all ages.  One by one, they came into my life for a particular reason.  Some stayed a day, some stayed for months and some for years.

Five years ago, I got the chance to meet a wonderful group of women at an event that I had attended. Little did I know, they would change my life for the better.

squad 19  These women are truly one of kind.  I feel like they were hand-picked to fall into my life at the right time.  They are the most kindest, inspiring, motivating, humorous, encouraging, and determined group of peeps who I get to call my SQUAD!

If I could give you any advice to a prosperous life, surround yourselves with people who:

squad 5 HAVE the same vision and passion as you!  Community involvement is important to all of us and my SQUAD and I are active in giving back.  We love being able to come together for the holidays at The Ronald McDonald House.  Cooking meals as a group helps us stay humble while fueling our hearts!

squad 9(photo courtesy of orangespoken)  ARE your biggest cheerleader!  We compete in races to help spread the word, encourage and support each other, no matter the need. We cross that finish line as ONE!

squad 16 SHOWS up to support your birthday, no matter the distance.  We all do our best to make sure we all feel special on OUR day!

squad 13GOES along for the ride, just because.

squad 7 TRAVELS with you!  Each year we all escape to the Great Smoky Mountains to unwind, connect and be thankful for what life has to offer.

squad 8 ENJOYS storytelling around an open campfire! It’s the simple things!

squad 4 APPRECIATES your humor and accepts you for who you are! They aren’t afraid to be themselves around you!

squad 10 WILL be your biggest advocate.  We always encourage each other to chase after our dreams/passion.  That’s important to me.

squad 6 CELEBRATES chica brunch!  No matter how hectic our schedules may be, we always are committed to each other once a month!  We may meet for dinner, play board games or actually cook a meal.

squad 3 WILL always be there for you when you need help!  These two pictured above actually spent their entire Spring break with me while I was recovering from Achilles’ tendon surgery.  We shared laughs, starbucks, meals and encouragement.

I believe people are placed in your life for a reason.  These empowering women all are unique and they all bring something different to our group.  I can’t picture my life without them and I certainly feel like I’ve found my “ride or die” peeps!

Surround yourself with people who will bring out the best in you, motivate you to chase your dreams and make you LAUGH until you cry!

squad 2  I used to be “ORDINARY” until I met my SQUAD!!

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