With Spring officially coming to a close including temps in the high 90’s, it feels like it’s been over for awhile now it’s time for a vacation.You”re feeling antsy about mid-year reviews, the kids are out of school and officially passed to the next grade. It’s time to dig-up those maxi dresses and sandals, and with scorching temperatures you’re dreaming of sunbathing on a beach. Go ahead and plan that well- deserve vacay, but the important thing besides where to go is the guest list.
You could take your bae, which is always fun, but if he’s going and paying (at least we hope) then his opinion matters. If you have kids, decide if you want them to tag along. Bringing your kids can drive- up costs and make you second choose a different destination, but you still deserve a trip! My suggestion is take a Girls Trip!
I know many women whom haven’t been on girl’s trip for various reasons. I get it, it’s difficult to find good girlfriends whom you can travel with, and when you do find them, planning a trip isn’t easy. Between budgets, bills, and living life, it’s a task. But if you do have girlfriends or ladies from church, plan a trip, even if it’s a mini getaway.
4 reasons you should take a girls trip
Hanging our with your best girlfriends creates experiences I can’t begin to describe. Conversations with your girlfriends about men, work, and even gossip allows you to bond on various levels. You can listen to one another, empower and encourage and offer advice. You be surprised some of the same things you all have experienced and how you can help one another.
- Quality Time
All relationships including friendships need a little QT, yes, you could talk on the phone or grab dinner or coffee locally, but in the city there are distractions and time constraints. There is never enough time to have face-to-face conversions and catch up on the happenings of your lives. Being on a trip will allow you to spend time nurturing the friendship.
- Bae doesn’t want to go
I enjoy traveling with bae as I’m sure you do. Bonding and quality time are important for the relationship. Let’s be honest, bae isn’t up for shopping for hours on end. He’s not that interested in going to a play or the opera. He doesn’t want to help you pick outfits or make fun of other people dressed ridiculously on the beach. He may participate to satisfy you, but eventually he is gonna want to just chill. Only girlfriends understand why we pack a suitcase full of shit, just to buy more shit we don’t need, and why making jokes is so much fun.
- Time away
Time away from home, bae and the kids is important. It gives you a mental break from the monotony of daily tasks. You need time to re-group and re-focus, so you can be the best you possible. The old saying Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Have other things to do so you don’t bore yourself, kids, and bae completely out!
Even if it’s not this summer, try to take a girls trip annually. It’s good not only for you but for the friendship as well!