It’s been a while since I went on a true lady date. A no-boys-allowed, girl-talk, full of fun lady-date. When I set up a theatre date with Jes Lacasse, I had no idea that I was about to embark on the best lady-date of my life. No disrespect to the other ladies that I have enjoyed dinner and a show with… but Jes Lacasse is a fantastic lady-date.
It’s very important for me to have these opportunities to connect with people who I know but don’t spend nearly enough time with. I consider myself a partial homebody. I love staying in, making dinner, watching movies, quilting and crafting – but when I have the opportunity to go out, I will choose to only spend my time with interesting people, enjoying a good conversation, dinner, drinks, whatever.
One of my goals for the year is to surround myself with positive people with common interests who have interesting things to say. I have spent way too much time hanging on to old “friendships” that are consistently negative. Recently I “broke up” with an old acquaintance from high-school simply because everything that she put out there on twitter, facebook and her blog was negative, argumentative, judgemental and worst of all, racist. It was time to let her go and I’m glad I did. Focussing now only on people who will have a positive impact on my life and blocking out as much negativity as possible makes life that much more joyful.
Now for those of you who want all the dirty details of my lady-date with Jes Lacasse, all I have to say is that I can’t hug-and-tell. I will say that we had some really fantastic conversation, saw a great show at GCTC, ate some wonderful bites of food and possibly drank just a smidge too much wine (but it was really good wine!!). There was laughter, advice, plans made and secrets shared – just like any good lady-date should have.
To all the ladies out there – We spend so much time with our partners, boyfriends, husbands, etc… but don’t forget to make some time for an excellent lady date every once in a while. Get to know the ladies in your life. They are important. :)