My eighteenth birthday was tea time at the Fullerton Hotel!
Something that has taken me a long time to figure out is that girlfriends are incredibly important. They are the ones who laugh when you laugh, cry when you cry, and are always up for something fun to do. The best girlfriends will always be supportive and listen to whatever is going on.
It's important to remember that a guy can't be everything for you. He's not going to get his nails done at the salon with you after six hours of hunting for the perfect dress. He's not going to kick you in the butt when you're being unrealistic, and he's not going to give you the same tough love that a girlfriend will.
I met my best friend in Singapore when I first moved there. It was funny how fast we clicked... it just seemed like we had known each other for a long time. She introduced me to her friends, and some of them turned out to be great friends. Despite going to different colleges, we all keep in touch. With girlfriends, you can be really silly sometimes. We're plotting to have kids around the same time, and agreed that we'd love each other as in-laws!
Girlfriends are some of the most important people in your life. Yes, there are some girls that turn out to not be good friends, but there are always people like that. Sometimes it takes time to build strong friendships, but it's worth it. I wish I had realised this sooner in Middle School and High School. Girlfriends are awesome!
Silly dance buddies!