i met a blog friend for coffee yesterday,
we had never met in 'real' life before
and as i drove to the coffee shop
we only know each other by what we post
and that is all...
would we hit it off? would it be awkward?
i found this visit so enjoyable-
i made a forever friend!
laurel you are a sweetie!
I shared with her how we sometimes
pour our inmost thoughts into our blog
and it is a therapy of sorts and others who 'know us in real life'
really don't see that side of us-
sometimes they don't even want to see or want to know that side of us!
blogging is an outlet. my voice.
i love it
this blog has become such an important extension of me,
i do not know when it began really-
this ease of expressing my thoughts and having that creative outlet
and when and how it became so important...
but i do know this,
i have always expressed myself with words
(well i use my hands a lot too when i talk, hey i have italian blood in these veins!) ;)
but, really the way i deal with hardship & joy
is through reading books and writing.
i started out with poetry and somehow that is how everything
comes across when i write...
when i was in high school and things were dismal and felt hopeless...
you know important things like
boyfriends breaking up with you or friends being not so friendly... ;)
i would come home,
grab my journal and go for a hike in our back woods
and write poetry.
it was healing and it helped me get through it all
when i was going through cancer,
out came a journal and words overflowed...
it is how i dealt with being sick, bald and my mortality
blogging is a lovely way for me to express
and i will be forever thankful that i have found it.
yesterday i received an email from blog pal
how sweet is this?
thank you my friend...it meant a lot to me to receive this from you!
i will be passing it on to;
ada @ http://www.ofwoodsandwords.com/
and so with this i thank you the blog community
for welcoming me, supporting me, commenting
and letting me find my voice again-
i am thankful, blessed and will be your friend...
with bloggie hugs & love,