I believe in the existence of soul mates. I believe in connecting with another person so perfectly that you're sure that their presence in your life isn’t just coincidence. Before you read on and think, this poor girl sits in on Friday nights watching way too many chick flicks (which is only a little bit true), I'm not talking soul mates in the romantic sense..... I'm talking about the girls.
"If you do something out of duty, it will deplete you. If you do something out of love, it will energize you," right? I have the energy-creating friends. I’ve reached the wedding-every-weekend-age, which also means bachelorette parties, bridal showers and everything in-between. As the quote explains, this can be a blessing or a burden depending on the circumstance. Because my friends have stayed consistent since the firefly catching days, these milestones mean i n c r e d i b l e celebrations and I welcome these events with open arms.
Nicole's bachelorette party led us to Nashville, TN for 4 days of honkey tonks, fried food and live music. I absolutely love country music and being in a city full of insanely talented people who can sing your requests as well as (if not better than) the actual artist is like a dream. (That's not just the whiskey talking!)
A common method to exploring a new city is to do a bar crawl, is it not? The city of Nashville kicks this idea up a notch with its Pedal Tavern - A man-powered bar/bicycle to pedal your way around the city. Our tour guide (a former American Idol contestant) played all the right music and our friend Meghan served all the right drinks. I'm not typically into the touristy things, but I bought a t-shirt, you guys. #sellout #whoami #ilovedit
Our next stop was Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. I'm not going to lie . . . . I thought this stop would be a little museum for us to shuffle through, take a few photos and move on with our day but it was kind of a blast. We got our T.Swift & Miranda Lambert education on, tested our country music knowledge by playing games AND recorded our (not so beautiful) voices in a sound booth.
And then we were back to the bars to sing way too much Eli Young Band......
I spent October 19th, my 27th birthday, celebrating with this crew. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday, or as my college roommate says, "6th anniversary of my 21st birthday." ;) (Yeah, I'm talking to you, Brandi!)
If the opportunity to hop on a plane to Nashville with a group of girlfriends presents itself to you, I strongly encourage you not to pass it up. There is so much fun to be had in Nashville. A weekend of booze and burgers won't kill you. That's why God invented gyms.