Ironically, the title of this blog post is also the name of a convenience store in Philly (located @ 20th and Spruce for those of you Philadelphians!) However, I won’t be writing about their delicious selection of beer; instead, I want to brag about the amazing time I had eating, drinking and gabbing with three of my favorite Philly gals.
The get-together was hosted at my old apartment, which is now occupied by a friend. Entering my old place was certainly nostalgic – I absolutely LOVED living there and I can tell my friend is loving it as well. The place looked mostly the same, only cleaner and cuter than when I lived there. It makes me feel good that someone else is enjoying the place as much as I did.
After wine was poured and a fabulous dinner of butternut squash and mushroom risotto was consumed, the conversation turned to men, dating, and mainly, our own anxieties. As women in our 30′s, we cling to our independence. And for good reason – we’ve spent so much time building it that we are afraid to let some of it go!
This self-made fear is what causes us to over-analyze and deconstruct situations over and over again. It makes us worry about the “What If’s?” and contemplate make-believe scenarios. It does nothing but cause us strife.
After much discussion about all of our anxieties, us gals came up with one solution – we need to live in the present! Since this is something I have been struggling with, I was glad to have a “support group” of strong-willed girlfriends who could also identify with the same issues.
I won’t say we “solved” anything, but we were definitely enlightened. And full of wine