Kindred Spirits

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables was a HUGE part of my childhood and I think I've spent my life looking for "kindred" spirits. I've found them along the way but, like Anne, my friendships were painful and wonderful addition to my life. 

I remember being at a conference and hearing a speaker say, "Everyone has a book inside of them. What's the story or topic is being written in you that you want (or need) to share?" I knew immediately that I would write about friendship. Not because I think I'm an expert, but because I feel like I understand women and their desire to be friends.

Kindred Spirits are worth fighting for. But, you do have to fight for them.

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to be writing from my heart and sharing my thoughts about friendships. Take it for what it is…just my thoughts. I hope it's encouraging for you and maybe even a little enlightening. I hope you come back and read each post.

I really believe friendships are one of the keys to a happy woman.

For a long time I didn't understand why adult friendships were so much harder. But I get it now. When I was a kid I spent all my time at school or playing with the same set of kids. That was the same for high school and then, even more so for dorm life! Everything changes when you stop spending every day, all day with your friends. Life changes and your job (and maybe husband) becomes central and you have to start working to keep friends and working even harder to make new friends. Does that make sense?

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” L.M Montogmery

Now, I know you've been hurt in relationships. We all have. Girls can be mean…and women can be meaner. We've all been there. I wish I could say that after high school that meanness goes away, but it doesn't.  I'm sorry for every friend that hurt you…I really am. I want to encourage you to try again. For you and for the friend out there that needs you. We are all lonely and we need each other. Breathe. Thanks for reading. I can't wait to share more.
“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.” ? L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables


Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.