So Tell Me What You Want…


In the famous words of the Spice Girls- “So, tell me what you want, what you really, really want.”


I know I am going to be getting this question a lot.  People are going to ask just what in the world GUTS is and what it is exactly that I am hoping to get from it.  Now, mind you, I don’t want to speak for Amy or Floretha.  What I express here is just what I want.  They may want the same things or something slightly different but along the same lines at least.

I want to establish a place where there is a real sense of community and support.

I want for us to collaborate with awesome people (that’s you!).

I want to exchange ideas with one another.

I want us to go on adventures together.

I want for us all to have an unlimited supply of Girlfriends- the ones that really care, not the caddy “I want to compete with you and stab you in the back” kind.

I want us all to help each other achieve goals, however big or small.

I want us to push each other to be more than we ever even though we could be.

I want us to give ourselves and each other kudos for each and every accomplishment.

I want GUTS to reach beyond the geographical boundaries of the United States and connect with Girlfriends from all around the world and experience all kinds of different cultures and traditions.  I want to shrink the world.

I want to think bigger and not be shy away from doing something grand out of fear that it’s a dumb idea or that I will be laughed at.  I will probably need a push from my Girlfriends to do it.

I want us all to be as independent as possible and learn as much as we can to make us and keep us independent, but have a huge support system, too, and not be afraid to fall back a little bit every now and again on our Girlfriends.

I want us to teach each other.  Whatever our particular skill set is, I want for us to be generous with our knowledge and mentor each other when possible.

I want for us to give back to our community.  Charity and community service will be a GUTS mainstay.

I want to host a variety of events where all of the Girlfriends can get together and enjoy each other’s company.

I want bad self-esteem and second guessing ourselves to be a thing of the past-for ALL of us!

I want to be able to spend my days and nights working on all things GUTS related because I believe in the idea.


I know it sounds like I want the sun, moon and stars but I want it for ALL of us.  The world is pretty good right now as it is (yes, I am an optimist), but imagine how much better we can make it if we are willing to help each other grow, learn, share and practice compassion with one another.

Sounds like a tall order, I know, but WE ARE WORTH IT, ladies!!

2 comments on So Tell Me What You Want…

  1. Anita
    June 25, 2013 at 7:09 am (5 years ago)

    Jennifer, I love your goals. They remind me of Robert Browning’s saying, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp–or what’s a heaven for?” One of my favorite quotes.

    • Girlfriend Jennifer
      June 26, 2013 at 3:55 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Anita! I have plenty of goals, indeed, both personal and professional. I just don’t feel like I am quite complete if I’m not striving toward something at all times.

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