What About Your Friends?

Contributor: Brittany Bellgam

As we celebrate Valentine's Day and love during this beautiful month of February, let's remember to include our friends.

I'm sure many of us can admit to taking our friends for granted. I often forget that friendship is a choice. My friends are choosing to be in my life and to love me and I'm so grateful to them for it. 

I'm learning to share with them more often just how much their presence means to me. 

Recently I took a trip to Arizona with a few of my friends. We had an amazing time! All of us are in different spaces in our lives, so it's always exciting when we can take some time away from our crazy beautiful lives to enjoy each other's company. 

If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to travel with your friends. Exploring new territory with great people is an exciting way to strengthen the bonds you already have. 

It is important to nurture your intimate relationships, but let's not forget about the people that were there for us before and in some cases after those intimate relationships ended. Celebrate your friends during this fabulous month of love.