Last night I cried but this time I wasn’t alone. On the other end of the phone was one of the most remarkable women I know, my siSTAR and kindred spirit, Pele . Currently we’re both dealing with a lot of life changes, relationship, health and career-wise. We’re both usually stoic women when it comes to supporting each other. We don’t sugar coat the advise we give each other nor do we patronize each other and tell the other what we think the other wants to hear. I’d like to think that we’re two pretty strong women.
No matter how strong a person you are, everyone eventually reaches their breaking point. Either the emotional or physical stress will take it’s toll on a person eventually. I think that point was last night for each of us. As usual our conversation started out light hearted. She was on the phone while doing her commute in San Francisco and I was relaxing at home. For the past couple of weeks she’s been the most helpful in providing me with alternative health treatments because her ex husband and I share the same issue. Everyday she calls to see how I’m doing and if I’m making any progress. Today was no different. But I could tell she was going through something herself. So we talked about it.
We were both on emotional roller coaster rides due to past/present relationships. By the end of the conversation we were both in tears. Her fellow commuter offered her a napkin from Jack in the Box and I received a hug from my son. We laughed via text message in between tears because we both know that we took off our Super Woman cape for the night and purged emotionally. What’s unfortunate is that we’re on opposite coasts but we try to put in as much phone time as possible to check on each other. I am so thankful to have her in my life! Love ya, Pele!