Sometimes, I think I hate going anywhere. But then I do, and I’m so glad I did.
If you’re thinking about going to Girl’s Night Out but you’re just not sure, I’m talking directly to you. I know it can be scary to go somewhere new, especially if you don’t know a lot of other people, if you don’t know anyone at all, or if you don’t REALLY know someone but you sort of feel like you do because you see them online or on social media.
We created Girl’s Night Out to give women a chance to get out and meet other women who – though a divorce or custody case is not required to attend – are likely going through a lot of the same things. Divorce and custody cases can be isolating but so can the rest of our lives. Parenthood, in particular, is something that I’ve found to be isolating. But these days, most of life is isolating!
In this economy, too, it can be challenging to have enough money to dedicate to a night out. Specialty cocktails and dinners out cost a lot and the cost of living is just so high right now. (And don’t even get me started on interest rates!)
But all of that doesn’t mean that you’re comfortable just showing up to an event where you don’t know what to expect. I can completely understand, but I hope you’ll choose to come. For one thing, I’ll be there, and you can introduce yourself to me (if we haven’t met already). I’ll introduce you around and make sure you’re okay. Promise.
Our next event is coming up on February 13th – Galentine’s Day – at the Banque in Norfolk. It’s actually our first time back since before the pandemic, but we used to have an event there every year, and it was always super popular. (I was skeptical at first, I have to say – but it definitely has its own kind of charm.)
This time, because it’s a Tuesday and they’re usually closed on Tuesdays, we rented out the entire space – so we have a literal TON of room. We’ve ordered some catering – lumpia and grilled chicken sliders and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options – and we also have our own DJ and line dance instructor. Did I mention, we rented out the entire space? There’ll be no one there but us! (It really is a huge space, too.)
You are more than welcome to come and, if you like, to bring a friend. The more the merrier! You don’t have to register ahead of time, but it is helpful if you do, just so I can make sure we have enough food arranged. (We can often add more food on, but it’s slow when I can’t preorder!)
It’s just a happy hour-style event, so there are no expectations; there’s no sales pitch. (In fact, though most of our attorneys come, we try very hard not to talk about divorce or custody at all!) It’s supposed to be a purely social event where you meet other people – or meet up with people you already know – and have fun, all on our dime. (Yes, it’s absolutely free!)
What I can say, friend, is that if you come – I think you’ll be really glad you did.
For more information or to register to attend, visit our website. We hope to see you there!