An Ode to the Gal Pal

Glenne Fucci, Regular ContributorOctober 2, 2015

No matter how old you are or how old you get, you never grow out of the need to have a good gal pal or two. They may change or shift or drift away, but no matter where we are in the world, it’s, oh, so important that we have our girls supporting us near and far.

Good gal pals are hard to come by though and are sometimes even harder to keep in touch with, but no matter how many fights you get in or disagreements you may have, you know that they always have your back.

So here’s an ode to the gal pals...


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Dear best friends, gals pals, girlfriends and partners in crime:

Thank you for always being there no matter what. Thank you making us laugh, cry, giggle, feel, and love life more than we already do. Thank you for spending weeknights on the couch and rehashing the most mundane details of the day, while simultaneously eating less than healthy foods with us. Thank you for talking current events and politics and news and how messed up the world is, instead of gossiping about others. Thank you for always being available for a post-date debriefing session, and thank you for always telling us when the person we’ve been seeing is a total loser. Thank you for talking some sense into us when we continuously add absurdly expensive shoes to our online shopping bag and for always telling us to rock whatever we feel most comfortable wearing. Thank you for sitting by our sides as we go on a Law and Order: SVU binge-watching session and singing along with us when we spend the afternoon listening to throwback tunes. Thank you for rallying us off the couch for a fun night out and for dancing in the middle of dance floor with us, not caring that we look like complete fools. Thank you for never leaving us behind at a party, bar, club, or anywhere else and always being down for 3 A.M. $1 pizza on our way home. Thank you for always responding to texts when a mini-crisis is occurring and scheduling frequent Facetimes when we’re apart.

But most of all, thank you for being you.

Thank you for encouraging us, supporting us, and making ourselves the best that we can be. Thank you for being kind and intelligent and never judging. Thank you for embracing our flaws. Thank you always being there when school gets tough or when our job get us down or when we’re having a 24 hour feud with our family. Thank you for listening to our problems, guiding us to solutions, or helping us figure out how to navigate this crazy life. Thank you for always knowing when something is bothering us or when we need to have a good laugh or cry or hug or ice cream party. Thank you for being our shining star during overwhelming weeks. Thank you for being our gal pal in the best of times and the worst of times.


Your fellow gal pals

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About Glenne

GLENNE_FUCCI_writer_bio.jpgGlenne is a third year law student hailing from NYC,  University of Michigan ‘13 grad and Beyonce enthusiast. Currently residing in Korea, her interests include duathlons/triathlons, traveling near and far, documentary films, consuming sugary cereal, watching mid-2000s teen dramas and singing her heart out at Betty Who concerts. You can watch her attempt to navigate Asia and beyond on Instagram @glennefucci. 


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