Saturday, December 10, 2011
I began 2011 wanting to host a dinner party once a month...lofty goal and I definitely did not achieve it. I think I made six of the twelve months, but after today, I know I need to be more proactive and just do it. Sometimes I feel my house is too small or that others won't like the food that's prepared. But I'm sure everyone else has those thoughts too. Or, they're worried that the house isn't clean enough or that others will judge them.
After cleaning up, I sat and began a knitting project. My roommate stopped home for a few minutes before she was headed out again and the conversation came up again. She asked, "Who's your best friend?"
I couldn't answer her. I don't have one. I have some amazing friends that I consider to be my closest and dearest friends who I would share anything with, but I don't like to call any of them my best friend.
Growing up, I always struggled with wanting a best friend and never really feeling like I had one. As I've aged, I think the label of a best friend is overrated. I think it puts too much pressure on friendships. I've heard many married women say that their husband is their best friend.
And what if your best friend has another friend that is their best friend? See...I just don't like it.
Readers, what do you think? What does the label "best friend" bring to your mind?