The illustration featured in this article is
entitled TWISTED; it was an illustration challenge piece. It was
created using alcohol based markers, color pencils, and ink.
It started with one plus
size woman gazing out her window at a tornado. As I continued to
work on the sketch I added a few of her big beautiful friends.
This led me to thinking about how tumultuous friendships can be.
I donít pretend to be a relationship
specialist by any stretch of the imagination, but I have been
best friends with a guy who has been my friend since first
grade. We are approaching 5 decades of friendship. I have been
married for 22 years. Neither of these relationships are easy or
perfect, but it does make my words on relationships notable at
Connecting yourself with the wrong friends
can really prove to be a toxic experience. There is a great deal
of time and trust invested into a friendship. Your friends are
people you equate yourself to. You identify who you are by how
you fit in your social circles. Friendship often happens via
circumstance, not in all cases but friendship usually finds us
instead of us seeking it out. When you do get a chance to choose
them, choose wisely. Every now and then evaluate the ones you
have. Donít keep people in your life who want you around to make
them look good. If they are bringing you down get rid of them.
If they are building you up, keep them.