Girls just want to have fun and it’s good for the soul.

August 22, 2011

Family, Friends, Life, Love, Personal, Quotes

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same” ~ Elbert Hubbard

How can I thank you enough Cyndi Lauper for this anthem, for it could not be more true, and while fun means different things at different times in your life, often the fun is in just being with those you call your friends.

Coming off our annual girls trip, where 5 of our tribe of 8 could make it, I have the bittersweet feeling you get you are reading an amazing all engrossing book (see dictionary for Twilight, also known as crack:) – yes, this may be an indicator of my intelligence level) and it’s coming to an end and while you can’t wait to keep reading you are a twinge sad that it’s over and you go back to your normal life for you know this is truly special and you aren’t sure exactly when it will come again.

With these girls, even as we talked about our current day trials and tribulations I went back in time to a time when you could laugh, be silly, be real and honest and know that there would be no judgement. My cheeks and stomach still hurt from laughing and smiling, I have a rapper name, a bunch of old memories I thought I had forgotten, a bunch of new memories and more love for these beautiful women than my heart can hold. For T,K and N, we can look forward to next year!

These girls, now women, have given me more ‘newfavoritedays’ than I can count and our fun has evolved but not too much! Today is a good day to remind a friend you love them, whether old or new, friends are a treasure. As friends of this blog, I wish you all a fantastic ‘newfavoriteday’ and I hope you have a little fun today because it’s good for the soul. For my girls, I adore you. Love, Cat and Mouse.


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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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4 Comments on “Girls just want to have fun and it’s good for the soul.”

  1. Nis Says:

    As the missing “N” I can say ditto to all of the above… the inside jokes, nicknames and memories would fill an entire shelf of books. GGDIT forever. xoxo



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