I Found My Mojo With My Comadres

21 Jul

It was the kind of weekend I needed.

After the emotional exhaustion last week I needed something to pull me out of that state, I needed a moment … A moment for myself … A Super Soul Sunday moment to last me at least two weeks … A bottle-me-up-this-is-so-awesome moment … A-Tony-Robbins-workshop moment … A-let-loose moment … A-comadres moment.

Do you know comadres?

They’re faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

They’re Gatorade-worthy moments waiting to be unleashed.

They’re as essential as oxygen and chocolate.

These are the ladies that recharge my battery after a tough week with anything and anybody. They hear you and understand what you’re saying. They see you, the way you see yourself. They support you, when you feel alone. They’ll volunteer to help move the body if necessary … they’re your friends — your lifelong friends.

Comadres … everyone needs at least a pair. And in truth I don’t get a chance to see them as much as I’d like to because parenthood without babysitters usually equals lock-down. But when I do get a chance to escape the world of Legos, Nickelodeon, Superheroes, Doc McStuffins, and Pull-Ups diapers, I make it count. I thoroughly enjoy their company, and get a chance to remember who I am, because sometimes when you’ve had a rough week, you tend to forget.

So this weekend we all got together to celebrate one of our own taking the plunge into the Happily Ever After pool. One of our dearest friends got married and we drove through mounds of gridlock traffic to witness this pretty awesome moment. I was extremely happy that my friend had found someone who shared her same values, journey, and dreams. I knew she was gonna be happy with this dude. She was Zen and I was there to high-five her. It was a great life-moment. And the thing is she was so happy (no bridal-wedding stress anywhere) that her reception reflected that joyous mood and everyone benefited from that.

The music. The people. The atmosphere. The vibe.

It was a great night to once again find myself when I hadn’t realized I was lost. You forget things sometimes and I guess I was trying to get some of that back with the start of my whole 10-Day Mental Diet Challenge, and don’t get me wrong I’m still on that, but all it took was one night out with my comadres, to fuel my fire again.





Dude last week was a tough one for me, thinking about everyone and everything else as always on hyper-drive, in addition to thinking about my Dad. My gas tank was on E and I had forgotten. So when I saw las comadres and began talking, and laughing the tank was filling up and then the DJ started playing my jam and it was on … I let my awesome out. It didn’t matter that I had ended up going solo to the wedding and everyone else had their dudes with them, I was all good. I let my freak flag fly and it felt great.

I let my awesome out and managed to come out victorious from many dance battles, despite having a Tom Cruise Risky Business dance move in my socks go wrong. I had found my mojo and was glad that the laughter and companionship of my comadres unlocked it.

So I dedicate this post to the ladies (and their dudes) for making our friend’s celebration a great one for me too.




12 Responses to “I Found My Mojo With My Comadres”

  1. cravesadventure July 22, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

    Appreciate the Reminder – Happy Day 🙂

    • The Guat July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by, and always happy to remind you of your awesomeness.

  2. susielindau July 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM #

    Fantastic! I played tennis with one of my comadres today. It is an amazing lift to be with someone who “gets” me!!!

    • The Guat July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM #

      Isn’t it? How awesome! So glad you were able to get together with another Wild Rider 🙂

  3. lameadventures July 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM #

    My friends help me stay relatively sane, Guat. Sounds like yours provided the tonic you needed during this trying time (possibly along with some strong alcoholic refreshment).

    • The Guat July 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM #

      Duuuuuuude don’t they? Oh! If it weren’t for them I’d probably jump off a cliff long time ago. Not find the humor or anything of the sorts 🙂 They’re definitely the wind beneath my wings and we had plenty strong alcoholic refreshments that night. We were feeling awesome 🙂

  4. TBM July 23, 2014 at 4:41 AM #

    Friends are awesome and friends that help move bodies: priceless.

    • The Guat July 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM #

      HA! I LOVE THIS LINE! You totally made my night with this comment. Priceless indeed! Love you for that 🙂

  5. anotherday2paradise July 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM #

    The wedding sounds like a really lovely one, TG. Thanks for reminding me that I’m awesome. 🙂

    • The Guat July 25, 2014 at 11:53 PM #

      You are definitely awesome…sometimes the most awesome ones forget 🙂 And the wedding was definitely something I completely enjoyed.

  6. peacelovegreatcountrymusic July 23, 2014 at 5:14 PM #

    Really sweet post. Had me thinking of Martina’s “This Ones For the Girls” while I was reading it.

    • The Guat July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM #

      Oh My God! YES! That is an awesome theme song for my night! You totally read my mind on that one. Great comment…made my night 🙂 Thanks.

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