When I started my blog I never thought much beyond my writing. I never thought that I’d make the connections that I have and that those connections would become friends.
And I never dreamed thst I’d meet them in real life.
But that’s what’s happened. Last week I met two bloggers and I feel like it’s opened up a whole new world of connections.
And I also have some lovely new memories.
First it was Louise from The Year I touched my Toes. I wrote about it in my last post Loving the Connection and Louise wrote Meeting Miriam. It’s the first time I’ve had a post written about me. I joked to her that it sounded like something out of When Harry met Sally.
Then on Friday we met again with Debbie from Deb’s World who was visiting her sister in Melbourne. Deb asked whether she should wear a carnation!
I recognised her instantly, just as I recognised Louise, Deb’s face so recognisable from her blog posts.
Both of them are as animated in person as they appear on their blogs and we enjoyed a fun couple of hours laughing, talking and getting to know each other. Deb wrote about it in her post Blogger meet up – Fun Friday Photo
It’s the eyes that do it. When you meet someone for the first time what is it you notice? For me it’s the smile. And the eyes.
I remember when I first set eyes on my hubby. It wasn’t love at first sight, probably because he was asleep. He was supposed to be helping his brother paint but instead he fell asleep on the couch.
But when I saw him again that night his twinkling green eyes captivated me. And his smile. From the first day he made me laugh.
Now decades later, amongst our framed photos, we have a collage of snapshots, of memories we’ve made.
So do our eyes. They say the eyes are the window to the soul. I only have to look around, even amongst our furry four legged friends.
I love it when you lock eyes with someone and feel a spark, a connection. Whether it’s love or friendship it’s like a jolt of energy. Sometimes it’s instantaneous.
However, often we don’t feel that level of comfort because we haven’t got to know them yet.
It’s different with bloggers. We already know each other. We’ve delved, shared stories, opened up and allowed ourselves to be vulnerable.
That’s what made meeting up last week so special.
We had already shown who we were on our blogs. Our blogs are like a window into our personal world.
We’re all so different. It reminds me of the dogs I’ve owned.
Bluey, our first dog, was the most gentle of heelers. He looked as though he had permanent eye liner on. Cozzie had a mean glint in his eye from day one and didn’t stay long. However sweet Harry has kind old soul eyes, as though he’s been here before.
Our memories are precious.
However it’s good to make new ones. Otherwise, for all of the fun times, we’ll just keep reliving the past.
Real living is about living in the moment, taking opportunities when we can, keeping the fire burning, whether it’s a love relationship or a new blogging friendship.
Whether it’s words that are written, posts that we share or meetings that are arranged making memories are important if a moment is to stay alive.
Cheers to love, friendship, blogging connections and embracing those opportunities.
I hope that more of us have an opportunity to meet with each other. The 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash in London later this year will bring heaps of bloggers together. How I’d love to be there!
Within the blogosphere and reality it’s not such a big world after all.
After all, you know what they say “The best thing about memories is making them”.
Wishing you all love and light as we keep on writing and enjoying the journey.