Yesterday, I sent my girl Michele pictures and a description of a potential apartment. She hit me back with her thoughts. Everything was pretty positive and she even remembered to ask how the lease terms would affect my one-year plan. I’d thought about it, but there was something about having my girl there holding me accountable that made me think a bit harder. I noted yet another reason to be thankful for our friendship. Michele helps me stay focused.

We’ve known each other for years. It started as an email correspondence between a college undergrad (me) and a real-life magazine editor (her). Over time we’ve gone from email pals to sisterfriends. We’ve even done the co-worker thing. From debriefing while drinking tea to creating vision boards while watching romantic comedies, we’ve shared our dreams. We do a pretty good job of making sure that the other person doesn’t lose sight of their mission.

I tend to share things with her in moments of chaos and in moments of calm. Thus, she has a pretty balanced view of things. She’s also the type to coach and support you through big decisions, and not one of those people who give unsolicited advice and constantly tell you want to do. It really is a beautiful thing.

Who helps you stick to your goals?

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