Friendship Is More Than Just Fun

Did you know that this week was NATIONAL BESTFRIENDS DAY? Friendship is more than just fun! Don’t you love that there is a designated day to think about all the friendships in our lives? For me some of my very best friends have been made here on my blog, and mainly Instagram. I never would have believed this five years ago when I started this, that you could meet such amazing women on social media! Ruthy is one that I met up with in Paris!

When I began this blog, as many of you already know, I had no idea what I was doing! I had no idea it could become a business!! Crazy, right??? Not long in to it, I received a phone call from a lady that I had been following that had been blogging a few years longer than me. Her name was Sheree, or SheShe as I call her. Her blog is SheSheShow. She has quite the experience when it comes to business and running your own.

She wanted to introduce me to RewardStyle. From that phone call we had the opportunity to meet up in LA for another conference. When we met it was instant. We connected on so many levels. I think mostly personality and lifestyle. We both love color and patterns and are pretty bold in our style.

Now…… we have numerous trips under our belts. We’ve been to Tucson, AZ, Memphis TN, Quebec Canada, Baja Mexico, NYC, Florida, Santa Fe, LA, and Italy! We have the best time together. This picture was taken in Florida on Sanibel Island. We were there together at an event with Chicos, who we’ve both had the opportunity to work with. These hats were given to us by Chicos and such a fun memory! That trip is here.

Did you know that FRIENDSHIP can actually boost your health? It’s true! I found this article on the web from the Mayo Clinic that I thought was really good. These below are just SOME of the benefits of HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS!

  • Increase your sense of belonging and purpose
  • Boost your happiness and reduce your stress
  • Improve your self-confidence and self-worth
  • Help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one
  • Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise

I remember when I was a young mother and raising three little boys. What a busy life that was!!! It was all I could do to keep up with them and their active little selves! I didn’t give a lot of time to my friendships. I’ve definitely learned that FRIENDSHIP IS MORE THAN JUST FUN. If there was ever a friend that wanted to just sit and chit-chat, it would make me crazy! But now that my family is raised, and I’ve gone through what I have in my personal life….. my FRIENDSHIPS are seriously what have kept me afloat!

I have SO MANY that I’ve met through this platform of which I’m so very grateful. Each one has offered me much advice and encouragement in my journey. I’m richly blessed in the FRIENDS department! And….. I consider YOU a friend as well! Take care everyone!!!

Shauna XO


Tennis friendships. First Chicos meet-up here. My friendships in Chicago!

2 thoughts on “Friendship Is More Than Just Fun

  1. Hi Shauna,
    We’ve spoken once before.
    I laughed when I saw that you had no time for friendships when your boys were young. I think that comes down to the way we were raised. My mom and yours are maybe closer to the same age and their way of thinking was always that your husband was your best friend. True but not. As I have aged I to have come to realize the importance of a really good friend! My husband is over the road a lot. He owns his own business and that is a whole lot if time for me alone now as my kids are also all grown. I always think of the story of Mary the Saviors mother. The father knew while she carried the son of God that she would need a friend to share what she was experiencing with. She was sent to her cousin Elizabeth because as we know she too was experiencing the very same things at a much more mature age and would also feel isolated as she carried John the Baptist. That passage of scripture taught me years ago that women need other women! No man can fulfill every need a woman has. Even the most wonderful, sensitive, kind hearted man gets tired of listening to a woman ramble on about the things she struggles with: raising children, grandchildren, daughter in laws, son inlaws, mother in laws, neighbors, RS sisters🤔 did I just say that out loud?😂there’s a whole lot on that list these guys lose interest in. My dearest friend in the world left me recently to move home to England. I’ve missed her every day!! We talk constantly and my husband is very good about making sure I have that opportunity to connect with her on my phone bill. But it isn’t the same as being able to meet and just play the day away! 😥sometimes there’s just no substitute for a really good friend!
    It looks like St. George is agreeing with you! I always think about how brave you are walking on those red rocks. I have the most horrible fear of snakes!!!🐍🐍🐍HATE them so bad!!! My in laws live in St. George and though it’s nice to visit its not my place to hike. I even struggle hiking at this time of year in salt lake where I live. The rattle snakes are out in droves on the paths this year according to the news. YUCK!! gives me the willie’s😫
    Your pics are darling as are you! Stay safe out there😁😊
    Linda Lamb

    1. Hi Linda…. what a nice comment! I think this has to be the longest comment I’ve ever received! I like what you said about Mary and Elizabeth. I think you’re absolutely right in that women need women! I have learned that throughout the years, and I’m so grateful for all of them in my life! My mom is 85 years old and has SO MANY FRIENDS. My little sister told her the other day that she had more friends than she did! They keep her days filled with lots of love and support! She went out together the other day with one that was in her 90’s! Even though she has ten children who she’s very involved with, her friends have always been a big part of her life! XO

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