As one writer so candidly stated, “Having a solid group of girl friends is the bottom line to any successful lady’s life.” However, these groups are often known as cliques and as the stereotype goes cliques are often found to come hand-in-hand with drama. But part of growing up and what builds a woman is how we react to the hard truths in life. Truths such as: we cannot and will not be best friends with everyone, we cannot outgrow the pettiness of cliques as they will continue to remain strong well into our adult lives, and we will all feel loneliness no matter how hard we try to prevent it.
A lot of times, our worst enemy is often ourselves. We can quickly exit out of awkward dinners and less than pleasant social settings, but we cannot escape our minds. But Mindy Kaling, better known as Kelly from The Office, or as I know her better as the author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? addresses these insecurities head-on and we should all take a page out of her book (literally). What better way to combat life’s unpleasantries by being able to laugh at yourself because we all know, through painfully ironic scenarios, that in the end karma tends to be the last bitch left standing (and the one that gets the last laugh). Snubbing an arch-enemy will only come back to bite you later on, so why not turn it into a fun story to recap to your girlfriends during happy hour and just move on? There’s a reason why your mother tells you laughter is the best medicine because it’s one of those truths in life that make the hard ones easier to swallow.