Put on your “glad rags”, paint a little color on your face, click your heels, grab your favorite handbag, announce that you are off to a “girlfriend gathering” and you have just turned into a mysterious being – an enigma – to your better half, your children and other family members.
I believe since the beginning of time; everyone has wondered what do women “DO” and “DISCUSS” when they get together. I imagine that even when prehistoric men ran off to their hunts, they sat around the campfire and wondered what the women were doing back in the cave without them.
Women have come a long way since those times and the ways we “gather, ” and our discussions have evolved, too. Girlfriend gatherings today are no longer disguised as they were in yesteryear. Before, they were camouflaged by some household or family event, where the women would sneak away together to another room (usually the kitchen) to commune together. Now, we boldly declare our intentions and carve out this time for ourselves with deliberation because we know we deserve it.
I applaud all women who devote time to doing some “girlfriend gathering”. I’ve created this blog to celebrate this activity and to answer that age old question that is pondered by outsiders. Hopefully, they will find their way to this blog.
Please help me out by sharing your comments on the question(s) I will ask near the end of each blog post. Also, please pass this blog address to every woman you know. I hope for participation from ALL women, regardless of race, creed, color, country, religion and culture. Let us learn from one another and have a worldwide online “girlfriend gathering”.
1. In what ways do you gather with your girlfriends?
2. In your early years, while growing up, how did the women in your family gather? Please share with us some memories and your observations/feelings about those gatherings.