Today is June 12, 2014 and for a lot of people it’s just a Thursday before the weekend. Today is a little more special than that though. Today is her birthday. Now we aren’t cool enough anymore for me to text her or call her or send any messages so I won’t. I can however talk about her on my blog because it’s my blog.
This woman changed my life for the better. She made me believe that I could be a great writer, she listened to me when I was down, talked to me when I needed real advice. There was never a point where I doubted her sincerity. Not when it came to wanting the best for me.
So often we lose focus. Someone hurts us or lies to us or things don’t end well so we decide to throw the baby out with the bath water. That’s not how life works though, just because you see the bad in someone doesn’t mean you forget about all the good in them.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a lot of women in my life, it comes with being a writer. I can honestly say that none of them compare to the birthday girl. Of course there’s been women that were better for me, that were sweeter, that were cooler. None of them pushed me though, not like she did.
It’s been over a year since I’ve spoken to her and I’ve been good with it for awhile. So now I’m only down to writing about her once a year, one June 12th. She’s one of those women that just make you better, her confidence in you can make you feel as though you can move mountains.