30 Days of Me Challenge: Day 26- What About Your Friends?

Today’s topic simply asks “What do you think about your friends?” Well this one’s easy. I think my friends are absolutely SPLENDID. I often say that I am extremely blessed to have the friends that I do. Being an individual who tends to be really awkward, shy, introverted but also a fake extrovert in certain situations, you can imagine making friends was a little difficult growing up. However, no matter how hard I always found my group of friends that matched my introverted awkwardness well.

But, the beauty of my friendships is that they span across the many places I’ve had the chance of living in. I have friends from elementary, middle and high school or still around in some capacity. There are some friends who although we don’t communicate often, we can still pick right back up where we left off with no hard feelings. I think that overall my friends are dope because of the energy I put out into the world. This is not to sound conceited but we truly attract people in our lives who are reflections of ourselves.

Therefore, for the friends I have attracted in my life who have leeched off of me or used me, that simply means that was a time in my life when that was the energy I was putting out. On the flip side, now that I have come to the point where I am truly loving myself and focusing on keeping a flow of positivity energy in my life I am also attracting friendships that are full of positivity.

The Cast of Girlfriends (Source)

Overall, I like to think of all my friends as the different friend groups I’ve seen portrayed on TV while growing up. Some of my friends and I embody a little bit of the cast from Girlfriends, but then other times we’re Raven & Chelsea from That’s So Raven.


As of right now, a great number of my girls and I are more like the ladies from Living Single except most of us are too broke to afford our own place together.

The Ladies of Living Single aka one of the best sitcoms (Source)

My favorite thing about all of my friends is our flexibility in terms of our conversations and how we support one another. My bestie Sam and I remind me a lot of Molly and Issa from the show Insecure. We support one another through EVERYTHING but also aren’t afraid to let each other know when it is time to as Sam often says “DO BETTER!” So just as much as we can let our hair down, we know when to wrap that hair up for the night in a bonnet and get our shit together.

Our Conversations Can Go From…(Source)
To This Real Quick (Source)

Nevertheless, my friends are super awesome and I love them all dearly for so many different reasons. We all bond over the struggle that is our early 20s and it’s simply a beautiful train wreck of sadness met with gif/meme wars via damn near every social media platform. But all in all we are getting our lives together one day at a time. So to all my kick ass, badassery, college educated, talented, artistic, women of faith, activist, warrior, womanist, feminist, and flawless friends I owe you all a toast. When I’m ballin’, drinks on my ladies!


Author: Sophonie

Sophonie is a Creative Writer, the founder and content provider of She Is Splendid Blog, the S'ak Pase With Sophonie Podcast and the CEO of Splendid Writing Services. She obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Montclair State University with a minor in Creative Writing and African-American Studies. Further, she is finding the beauty in everyday life while making mogul moves to become a full time creative.

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