Over the past two years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of my URL friends IRL.
Last fall, I met my long time URL friend, Tina, and took pictures of her gorgeous grand-girls!
This January, I met my blog friend, Allie, when we discovered that we actually live right around the corner (literally, around the corner) from each other, and we started playing Bunco together.
It’s always kind of odd for me at first, to meet online friends. Because, the way I am on my blog, is my unfiltered self. It’s how I am around Jake and my very close friends.
When I meet someone new, I’m kind of reserved, and I have all kinds of filters applied to myself. Like, my fuck filter and my Jesus filter, for example. Those two filters are only removed for a handful of people, and my blog.
So, these online friends have been reading me, without my filters. But, when I meet them in person, the filters are firmly in place. I don’t know, it’s just kind of weird, at first, because I feel like I’m meeting them for the first time, but, really, I’m not. Physically, they are strangers, but, really, I know them, and they know me.
Luckily, after a few minutes of chatting, the awkwardarity (I used this non-word the other day, and I liked it!) faded, and we had a great time! I hope to do it again soon!