Over the weekend, I got together with two of my best girlfriends. The summer has been eventful and we've all been equally booked and busy. Being three different women, in our thirties, with different careers, responsibilities, (bedtimes) and schedules - it's not so easy to drop everything we're doing, throw on a red-lip and hit the streets with the girls.

Since adulthood is hectic, to say the least, we plan date nights. Yes, date nights. Just as you and your significant other set time aside for each other, to go out and enjoy quality time - that same energy should be invested into your friends.

I do not have a lot of people in my life that I call a friend, but these two ladies have proven to be the most constant friends that I have, for over fifteen years. Throughout many chapters of my life, they have been there with me and for me, and I love them for that. My "constants" are also married women, which honestly had me skeptical of where our friendship would stand after their nuptials took place. When friends get married, they tend to fall off the face of the earth (which is understandable), as many things change once one joins their spouse. Luckily, our date nights still holds space on their priority lists - even if it's not as often as it used to be.

Whether it's a girl's night in with margaritas and twerk sessions, a weekend in Helen, a day at the Spa or a snazzy dinner downtown - the key is the effort put behind keeping the fire going in our friendship.

No matter what we do, we always have the best time. There's never and forced dialogue, fake smiles or stuffy pockets of silence - we just let our hair down, sip our teas and exist in the hear of those moments. Moments of freedom, good vibes, and uninhibited laughter.

Yay for date nights!