We all have that one friend who knows what she wants, and goes for it. The girl who’s schedule is always packed, and never seems to have enough time in the day. But she’s the girl who is able to be there to support you and complete everything no matter what.
As one of those girls, let me tell you it can be exhausting. While many exude confidence, it can be overwhelming and stressful. The judgement we perceive sometimes for not being the care-free college student who has nothing figured out can be discouraging. Here are some ways to care for your friend, who seems to have it all together and is a go-getter.
1. Tell her what she’s doing well and you appreciate her: While she may seem confident, it’s nice to know that others see what she’s doing and appreciate it. Whether it’s inspiring you on your own path, or getting things done for a cause she’s passionate about, let her know you notice!
2.Plan a night out: The go-getter is generally the girl organizing your friends for a fun night out, so give her a break and plan a night out for her! Everyone needs to blow off steam, and this could be a fun way for her to relax!
3. Listen: Take some time and listen to her problems. While you might not be ready to pick a place to live, or be worrying about award applications, she is. Let her vent to you, and listen when she seems a little anxious. Don’t tell her it will all work out, just let her know she’s doing her best and you can see that!
4. Leave a little surprise for her on a big day: If she has an interview, a hard test, a big presentation or an important event, leave her something nice. It could be a candy bar, a little note, or a cup of coffee. Just let her know you’re thinking of her!
5. Don’t compare: One of the worst things you can do is compare the two of you. While you might feel inadequate compared to her (don’t everyone has their own paths), she may have a nagging feeling that she’s doing it wrong as well. We all second guess ourselves, so try and support her in her current chapter.
The go-getter girl is just making her way through the world the only way she knows how, just like you are!
Are you a go-getter girl or the friend of one? How do you support your friends?