Sooo I met a girl at the pub last night. 

I was sitting around the fire pit with my girlfriend when two women come up & ask if they can sit near us.

"Of course," we say.

The four of us begin talking but couldn't hear each other over the noise of the pub: the music, people talking, general hubbub. So we paired off into new duos. My friend started talking to one girl & I start talking to another one.

We started asking rapid-fire questions to get to know each other. How old are you? Are you in a relationship? What are your goals in life? What are your career goals?

I told her my story — one which you probably know pretty well by now — how I quit my job in June 2017 to pursue something bigger, better, scarier than life at a corporate desk job. I told her about entrepreneurship, building my coaching clientele, growing out of my comfort zone, & just winging it every single day of life.

She said she was three, almost 4 years younger than me. She told me she was graduating from university in a couple months with a degree in marketing. She told me she was absolutely fascinated with my life & career. Marketing is her passion.

We discussed marketing & her dog’s Instagram & how she'd just deleted THAT DAY & then restarted it. She said I was really cool & basically asked me out on a girl date. She asked if I wanted to hang out sometime. I said "hell yeah!."

She asked me if I was free the next day & I said I was relatively open, that’s the perks of working for yourself & planning your own schedule. I didn't have any clients or sessions that particular day so I could work around it.

She told me she had some free passes to the San Diego Safari Park, a place I hadn't been since I was laid off from there 4 years ago, but that's a story for another day. Sometimes women meet each other & say "we should hang out" but it never happens.

She started asking "When are you free? What are you wearing? Where should I pick you up?" soooo I knew it was real. We exchanged numbers & then did exactly what we said we were going to do. We met up, spend the day together, got brunch, chatted, laughed, & had a good time.

It was very much like a first date where you're getting to know EVERYTHING about a person: their likes, dislikes, what movies they're into, how they laugh. It's not always easy for women to make friends & I wish it was like this all the time.

So I'm writing this because I want to say: Yay for friends & GIRL POWER & just meeting someone cool & saying “wanna chill??” Can we all do this more often? :]