This week just gone as been a wonderful week for me - I got to catch up with some on-line friends in real life - and it was just lovely !
First up (while I didn't actually get to meet her) - my postcard from Kate at Our Little Sins arrived in the mail. I felt very privileged to receive postcard #98, considering I started following this project a little late in the piece. I would love to do something similar (and Kate said she didn't mind if I did which I thought was very nice of her) because I know how much I love getting snail mail that isn't a bill which needs to be paid. I have this postcard at work and it reminds me every day that there are people in the world who do things just to brighten someone else's day. I hope that somehow I can brighten someone's day too.
On Saturday night I caught up with Carmen from Musing n Mayhem down at the double header roller derby at Carrarra. She travels down from the Sunshine Coast and this is the second time that I have met up with her at roller derby. I am thankful that she very kindly lets me tag along with her on the suicide line and is very patient at explaining the rules (more than once) to me. I love that we can chat away about a whole heap of things all the while she is busy taking photos of what is happening on the track/rink/floor (sorry, don't know the right terminology for this BUT I do know that the match-up is called a bout and not a match !!!!) You often give me a different perspective on topics that we discuss which I love !
Then on Sunday morning I had breakfast with A from Colours of Sunset. We were going to meet with our husbands except mine woke up sick and so didn't make it (the last thing I wanted to do was pass the germs onto a friend !!!!). Anyway, this is the second time I have met A - the first time being after a 5km run down at Main Beach (A was running, not me !!). We sat and chatted and chatted and, while we only spoke for about 5 mins the first time, on Sunday I felt like we had known each other forever and could have sat chatting for ever if we didn't have other things that needed to be done. I loved how natural it felt. As a rule I am not that great at chatting with people - I am really shy and because A and I tend to stick together, my social skills can be lacking at times. So, for me, it was great to be able to just sit and chat (I did tend to dominate as I was telling her and M about our holiday given I haven't finished blogging about it yet !!!) with another women - something I don't do often enough.
So to my on-line friends who I have met IRL - thank you. Thank you for taking the time to meet. Thank you for taking the time to chat. Thank you for wanting to meet IRL as well as connect over the net.
Have the best week ever - this week I have the next 'out of my comfort zone' experiences to look forward (?) to - The Stampede !!!
Have you met any people IRL that you originally met on-line ? Was it a positive experience ?
TFTD : There are two ways to spread light in this world. You can either be the flame or the mirror that reflects it.