Confessions of a Woo Girl (I Now know why they Woo)

          If you didn’t watch How I Met Your Mother you might not know what a Woo Girl is, or maybe it is a universal word and I’m just not aware of it. I’m not sure, but I’ve only heard of the word from watching the show years ago. I remember watching the episode (season 4, episode 8) when Robin went out with Lily to meet up with her coworker for a girl’s night. There she (Lily) saw her coworker acting like a Woo Girl. “Woo Girls” which are young women who are out at the clubs, bars or anywhere really, at night and most likely tipsy yelling Woooo! (With or without reason). Lily would judge and look down on woo girls until she saw her bestie Robin out Wooing it up with these Woo Girls. Suddenly Lily felt like since she was married that maybe she was becoming a little boring and losing her friend. She thought she had to conform and become a woo girl for the sake of keeping her friendship, but Robin had to reassure her that it had nothing to do with her and she shouldn’t try to become something she’s not. Robin was going through a hard time, and it was like she needed to woo. She explained to Lily that wooing was like a lowkey cry for help. Every woo that the Woo Girls would woo, was really covering up something painful in their lives. I felt like I didn’t get it then like I get it now.

          A few weeks ago, I was out and for the first time I was acting like a Woo girl. In that moment I realized why I wasn’t acting like my normal self. After having such a tough time these past couple years it’s like sometimes you need to push your worries aside. You might often feel like the world is on top of you and you feel like you’re suffocating, or you just might feel extremely lost. Whatever your reason is, it’s okay to just push your problems to the side for a night or two, and just woo. It might seem like I’m joking, but I’m serious. It actually does help in the moment. I guess wooing out loud helps to drown out the negative and sad thoughts going on in your head. It just keeps you focused and smiling through the pain. So maybe me a few years ago would be embarrassed by feeling like a woo girl, but now I get it. I understand it. When life changes drastically we can’t help but change with it. It’s like the older I get I’m often reminded not to judge others because we don’t know what’s going on in their lives.

          Years ago, I told myself to not be so quick to judge because it’s easy to judge someone when you’re not walking in their shoes. I will admit that I’ve been great with that the last 5 to 7 years, and it’s like I understand it more and more each and every year. I remember when I started to always say “Never Say Never” because I realized that life is unpredictable. We can say we would never do this or that until we’re blue in the face, but at the end of the day you never know. We’re human. We change. We evolve. You cannot be thrown into an environment (whether good or bad) and expect not to change. It’s life. So, what’s the message for today? When you’re feeling a little blue, it’s okay to woo!

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice evening. xoxo


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