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Iconic Sex and The City protagonist Carrie Bradshaw once said, “It’s hard to find people who will love you no matter what. I was lucky enough to find three.” She might be just a fictional character, but I am a real person and I know that I am lucky to have found my own three soul mates.

It has been ten years today since us four girls – lovingly named The Core Four – found each other and filled a space in each other’s lives and hearts that we didn’t know needed to be filled.

I can say with all seriousness that we have been through everything together. We survived elementary school, high school and university and we always stayed by each other’s sides no matter what. We have faced bad days, good days, terrible boyfriends and bosses, friends outside our comfortable group and days when sometimes we wished that we could be each other’s biological families.

We have helped each other overcome loss, breakups, pushing each other to believe in love again, cheering each other on with job promotions and final exams and being there for each other when things were “normal”, not just when things were bad or good.

I can say with all my heart that the friendship/sisterhood that I have with these three ladies are the most meaningful and profound relationships I’ve had. There are so many people who aren’t as lucky to have find their best friends as children and be able to keep that relationship strong into adulthood. I can honestly say that my life wouldn’t be as enriched as it is without my best friends.

So here is to ten years of friendship – I love you all very dearly.


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