CHEERS to friends that lift you up, experiences that fuel your soul, and finding your kind of people

I’ve honestly had such a hard time with friendships throughout my life. I always end up being the friend that’s investing more than the other, or feeling like I need to change myself for them. ⠀ ⠀ That’s until I found my people. People that don’t get offended easily, like wine, are ambitious, and can talk about any subject with ease and add fruitful input. 🙌⠀ ⠀ I finally found friends that: ⠀ ⠀ • Build me up and push me to be better 💪⠀ ⠀ • Understand my interests and sense of humor 👏 ⠀ • Make me feel accepted and appreciated ❤️ ⠀ It took a long time for me to find people that I truly connect with, but what I realized was that I had to figure out myself first. ⠀ ⠀ I found that my relationships got so much better when I started to just love myself and accept the parts I’ve been self conscious of all these years.⠀ ⠀ To finally see that my interests aren’t lame, success isn’t self-centered, I’m not socially awkward when I feel comfortable, I can lift other people up and feel good about myself at the same time, and my input matters. ⠀ ⠀ That then allowed me to focus on what I needed out of my friendships and how I wanted to be treated. ⠀ ⠀ Once I did that, the toxic relationships, or parts of them, repelled themselves because I just didn’t have the room for them anymore. ⠀ ⠀ Guys, I finally know what it feels like to truly let your guard down, and with the right people, in the right setting, nobody is going to hurt you or punish you for it. To wake up the morning after a night out and not worry about every single little thing you said, is absolute GOALS. ✨It’s the most freeing, relieving experience.⠀ ⠀ My point is, get yourself friends that you can laugh with, be honest with, and be your true and authentic self with. Friends that will celebrate you, keep you accountable, and have your back. You deserve these types of relationships, so stop settling for less. ⠀