I have been away for 9 months and I am thrilled that “our” girlfriend Nathalie Villenueve so generously allowed me to come back and take over MakeGirlfriends. If you remember, August 1, 2012 I made the decision to take a break from writing on the MakeGirlfriends blog and instead experience another move and write for the two books that I have in process; the move happened and the writing has been slow in coming. Life is such a beautiful adventure if we allow the Universe to take care of us for the Universe is self-correcting and self-organizing. So Nathalie gifted me this beautiful picture and I let go of another chapter of my life, releasing the website to her.
I moved to Asheville in January 2013, before I left I had a wonderful reunion of the beautiful girlfriends that I had met and brought together here in the Wilmington/Carolina Beach, NC area. Girls that didn’t know each other, now know each other. For it’s all about the possibilities of connections and “showing up!”
Well, I thought I was going to be in Asheville for some time and as usual I didn’t plan any time frame. Instead, I went with an open heart and allowed my spirit to guide me. On top of Beaucatcher Mountain is where I took some time for being “alone” and finally not “lonely.” The transformation of another chapter of my life began to unfold. I experienced a time of peace, tranquility and utter silence. A much needed soul boosting time for myself.
After moving 15 times in 3 years, I started thinking, “why do I move so often?” I went to that space within and realized that I have the gift of bringing “girlfriends” together and then after friendships had formed, I usually would leave. So I thought, “why would I leave such amazing friendships?” At that point, the spirit moved me and silently spoke that it’s okay to move back; it had been about 4 weeks now in the dead of winter in Asheville. My girlfriends came up to see me after being there for 3 weeks – the picture on the header of MakeGirlfriends is that trip; we were sitting in front of Dupont Falls. What amazing girlfriends that take time out of their schedules to come and see another girlfriend. We had a blast that weekend and much needed girlfriend time – a time of rejuvenation to the soul!
So low and behold, I take the signs from the Universe and one morning after letting go of past events, recognizing current situations, I was in the office working and a dove sits on the ledge of the deck looking at me. Peace came before me and I started looking for places to live in the Wilmington, NC area in order for me to return to the “girlfriend” tribe. Within hours, I found an amazing condo right across from the beach in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The price and the view drew me to it. With car packed, I was on the road again! I arrived the end of February, and the following weekend I had a “welcome back” party for myself. How priceless to see the faces that I had left and everyone welcomed me back with open arms.
I have been blessed with the friendships that have been so meaningful to my life; growing and learning with each friend that crosses my path. I have come to a place where it’s okay to stay grounded for a bit of time. I am continuing to write the stories from my heart that I will compile into a book. I will continue to inspire and encourage you with my vulnerability and love for each one of you.
When I started MakeGirlfriends back in 2010, I stated, “if I can touch one life through this website, it’s all worth the time and energy.” Of course, I am humbled to say that many lives were and have been touched. Now, with a new beginning of MakeGirlfriends, I will continue to write stories that “come” to my heart – I will post when I am encouraged and guided to post. I will write stories of girlfriends and personal growth through friendships.
I remain eternally LOVE and remember, may the possibilities of today excite us all!
Nancy, Girlfriend Guru