Yesterday I did something we all tell our kids to absolutely never do. I made plans to meet someone I met on the internet.
Well, it wasn’t as scary as all that. It was a new blog friend, and she’s a fellow SITStah.
A couple days ago, I had Facebooked (it kind of feels wierd to use that as a real verb) AnnMarie, who I met through the SITS Girls, about an event I am going to in NYC, mistakenly thinking she lived in NJ and perhaps she might be going. She told me no, she lives in Chicago. And where am I right now, for a photo organizing conference? IN CHICAGO! Of course, I immediately said I’m going to be there tomorrow, do you want to get together?! And so we did!
I love AnnMarie’s blog, Tidbits from the Queen of Chaos. She is very real when she writes, and we have a lot of the same types of things going on in our lives, like the crazy sports schedule where we travel all over the place, and we both have teenagers. I feel like I can relate to what she writes about because I am living the exact same thing now.
I love that blogging gives you the opportunity to meet really great people that you probably would not have met otherwise! Even though I am a relative newbie to blogging, I feel such a sense of community already! Thank you to everyone who has commented and shared and made me feel like I belong. It has meant the world to me!
And to my new friend Ann Marie, thank you for taking a little leap of faith and meeting me even though we only knew each other from the internet! It was so much fun to actually get to meet you in person!! Here we are! (I know I look a little disheveled in this picture, but we didn’t look as good in the one where I fixed my scarf!)