I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The People You Meet In Real Life

It's been a crazy couple of days for me. In the last 4 days I've managed to meet 3 people who I previously only knew via the internet or text or other non-physical forms of communication. I've blogged about this notion before - of how well you know someone if you've not met them in person, and how potentially it could turn all awkward and weird.

So let me tell you about the people you meet in real life, who you have already met in every way other than physically.

Person One was a reader of this blog and now a facebook friend - who was exactly like I thought she would be (actually, a bit better.)

Person Two was a business associate and now a friend - who was exactly like I thought he would be (actually, a bit better.)

Person Three was the one I've known the longest, through a parenting website from before I was even pregnant with the trio, and she too was exactly like I thought she would be (actually, a bit better.)

So this notion of not knowing someone unless you can meet them face-to-face? Total and utter bullshit. Were there moments of awkwardness? Sure - but that's mostly because it was sort of like going on a whole bunch of blind dates, and we all know how awkward a blind date can be, don't we? On the whole, though, I was really pleasantly surprised to find that my instinct about all of these people turned out to be totally true.

...and now if only I can find the time to re-connect with those who I already know, have already met, but who for whatever reason are not in my life as much as they should be. There are just not enough hours in the day for as many wonderful people as there are in the world.

1 comment:

M.B. said...

So jealous that I have not been able to meet you but someone else from "there" has :( :( :( :( :( WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

One of the gals who was on INCIID with us was in Australia last week. I wonder if she is the one you met?

Glad you found them to be as you thought they would be..only better. :)