Sometimes more then one real wonderful thing can happen in one day.
That is exactly what happened this past Friday when I attended an all day blogging event that I eluded to here. (Stay tuned for more soon on this.)
One of the best parts about this day though, was meeting and laying actual physical eyes on the people who I pretty much talk to daily, as well as follow through blogging, and also taking my own advice and getting a bit of a life outside the comfort of my own home blogging and designing.
A side note, I have been invited out in the past, but somehow I was unable to attend as I had conflicts with my family and childcare per say (one of the hazards of being a mom to small kids I suppose).
Finally all the stars aligned and I could indeed go, where it was BONUS being held in NYC (the city girl in me still lives and breathes better when I am in NYC – still one of my favorite places, especially at Christmas time!).
And I even joked that somehow I made it out of my house on time and with time to spare. Seriously that never happens!
But still it did and It was truly perfect..
Because I not only got to meet ONE of my favorite and dearest blogging friends, but TWO – both of whom I truly adore, admire and love to pieces!
I said it then, but I meant it, Christmas truly had come early and best Christmas present ever indeed!
Who did I get to finally meet in real life?
Well first up…
I got off the train and headed to Starbucks, where I was lucky enough to meet one of the nicest and classiest blogging ladies around – Kathy Radigan from My Dishwasher is Possessed. I have spoken to Kathy on the phone, email and through blogging groups, but FINALLY we were face-to-face. And it was real, as well as absolutely perfect and magical.
Not only did I finally get to get a much needed cup of Starbucks coffee (what is about their coffee that just always puts me in an even better mood?!), but we shared a cab ride, which found us discussing so much. The conversation was so comfortable and never missed a beat. Even though it was our first time meeting, I felt like we had done this many times before. And definitely hopeful we can do this again very soon.
But Kathy wasn’t a surprise, as I knew she would be meeting up that day.
However, I was so pleasantly and amazingly surprised at who else I got to meet.
So who was the second and big surprise real life meeting of the day??
That was my reaction when I realized it (ecstatic and seriously just giddy!).
I was on cloud nine, we were hugging and both pretty on the same page with the level of excitement from this finally real life chance meeting.
I am not joking when I say I follow her blog adventures daily and this was such a treat for me. Total icing on the cake for an already awesome day I was having.
Nellie told me she was so blogging about this and I couldn’t resist doing the same (so here it is Nellie!).
Did you ever meet a blogging friend in real life?
Tell me about your experience now!!
Now onto the Wonderful Wednesday Hop!!!….
Happy December, everybody! We had some amazing posts shared last week, many of which featured a holiday theme. And active participation was HUGE! There were 300+ MORE clicks than usual. 725 at last count. Wow!!!! All I can say is, “keep up the good work.” 🙂
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