It's a Monday night and I'm sitting next to my one of my best friends in the cinema, watching the hilarious Girls Trip movie, and I haven't stopped laughing. Girls Trip is about a bunch of friends - Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish - coming together after a long time apart, reconnecting with each other, reliving the good old days and coming to realisations about their relationships and futures during a wild weekend in New Orleans. All I can think of that this movie sums up my relationship with my girls. I am here to admit that I am one of those annoying people that found my soul mates as a teenager and have been lucky enough to grow and love with the greatest women in the world but it hasn't always been that way.
We have laughed together, loved together, drank and thrown up together, and we have been absolutely outrageously foul mouthed together - one of my highlights of the film was that the women had filthy chats that we could actually relate to - I love it! We have seen each other through weddings, births, emigrations, good times and bad times. We have grown up, moved away, come back and, for those rare nights that we're all in the same place, partied like we're seventeen again. They just get me.
It is important to have that friendship. Whether you meet in school, university, your local pub bathroom, or the chippy after closing time, it is so important to have that special group of friends who know you and love you for everything you are.
Of course, after a solid 15-20 years of friendship, priorities change. Those families and responsibilities that we've all collected take up a lot of our time and we don't get to spend as much of it together as we would wish. This is why 'Girls Night' is such an important night. You get the chance to reconnect. You get the chance to reminisce. You get the chance to hang out with your favourite people and just laugh for hours on end. These are moments I hold dear and as I'm sitting in the darkened depths of the Dublin Road Moviehouse Cinema listening to 200+ women laughing their titties off I am suddenly overwhelmed by the fact that I am not alone in appreciating this. We are not alone.
Girls night frickin' rocks!
So thank you to Moviehouse Cinemas and the CoolFM team for hosting us at the screening of Girls Trip, I'll be heading back with the rest of my girls to see it again as I know that they will love it!