After an amazing conference in California, my good friends from high school and I met up at my hotel and they took me around to two beaches in the Los Angeles area.
It had been a long time coming for the three of us to meet again. These girls were my best friends in high school. We did everything together. We always knew what each other was up to and what we were each planning next. You know how that is…we were inseparable!!! You couldn’t tear us a part…not even a boyfriend could have gotten in between us….well, on second hand…maybe!
|Me and Treva|
Treva and I had a friendship like sisters. We actually met in junior high and stayed best friends throughout high school and up into our early thirties. We played, we shared clothes, we had sleepovers (all the time), and we even had cat fights. We had this saying that Treva made up. She would say to me “I love you Kim”, and then I would say back “I love you too Treva”. She practically made me say my part. I suppose I wasn’t as passionate about it as she was, or maybe it was just hard for me to express my feelings more than her. Anyway, to make a long story short, her and I had a fallen out about 17 years ago and never talked again. That’s right, we just went through our lives without our best friend….until this trip. We finally put all that aside and meet up. It was the best feeling in the world.
|Me and Gina|
Gina and I met in 10th grade and had a ball together. We became roommates at the age of eighteen and lived in an apartment in Arlington, TX. What in the world did we know back then!! We jammed to songs, went to parties, had boyfriends over, layed out by the pool…all that fun stuff that young girls get do, right? Living in that apartment lasted a short time, then we went our separate ways (I think it was because of a boy!) but stayed the best of friends. I absolutely adored her and still do.
|Sunset at Manhattan Beach|
Treva and Gina both managed to slip away to California over twenty years ago and made an awesome life for themselves. Treva lives in Laguna Beach and Gina lives a few miles outside of the Los Angeles area. Both got married and had children. Now that we are in our fifties, all three of us have had triumphs and loses in our lives. Yes, we’ve grown apart, but what we shared as young girls will NEVER be forgotten. I’m lucky to have the girls in my life as they bring out the fun in me. We can reminisce about the years we spent together way back then and we can talk about the present. Our meet up only lasted a few short hours which wasn’t enough time to me, but we made every moment count.
They were very intrigued about what I learned at ShiftCon’s Eco-Wellness Social Media Conference – the first of its kind, and wanted to know what all I learned. So we talked about eating healthy and watching the foods that have GMO in them, etc. #ShiftHappens because of this conference…in more ways than one for me!!
Treva has started a beachwear line called Treva’s Beachwear where she designs her own line of cover ups for the beach. What a perfect line of clothing for California babes!! She gave Gina and I a sarong. She said to wear them over a big shirt or tee. I’ll have to work on that!! Check out her style at http://trevasbeachwear.com, and follow her on Facebook at Treva’s Beachwear PS. Treva was ALWAYS the fashionable one of us!!
Can’t wait to meet up with these girls next year at the 2nd annual #ShiftCon Conference!! We’ll have another year of catching up to do!!