Unconventional Friendships Make Great Friendships!

October 17, 2013

in Blogging, Friendship

180971037f5e74145e29a7519bd9f7b1I’ve said it since I began Blogging many moons ago, that you can make terrifically wonderful friends on-line.

Wonderful, amazing friends.

People who you have never seen in person or never heard their voice, but you have built an intimate connection with through the words written on a page. I started blogging as an outlet. My first blog was a way for me to reach past the confines of the walls, that at times, felt like a prison. I had given up a thriving and profitable job and was stuck at home with three kids, and lets be honest, things with them were not going well. One was three steps away from a breakdown, one had been kicked out of school and the other was a tantrum throwing mess.

As a naturally social person, I needed an outlet. A way to connect with people without having to leaving the house of cards that was my new family.

Blogging was a perfect fit. I complained, cried and shared the good and the lowest of lows to my readers. The more people that tuned in, the more furiously I wrote. I spilled my guts to people I didn’t know. They didn’t judge, admonish or condemn.

They simply listened.

And I read them. Voraciously. Through Blogging I was able to live life vicariously through my new found friends. I followed their vacations, graduations and birth announcements. I felt like I was a part of their lives and that they were a part of mine.

Then came Facebook and our freindships continued to grow on a more personal level. It seems like just yesterday but I have been friends with these ladies for 10+ years.

A solid decade.

Some of my real life, day to day friendships haven’t lasted as long as the ones I have on-line.

This past few weeks I have been blessed to be reminded of how wonderful my on-line friends are. Whether it’s talking over a TV show, teasing each other over hockey, bonding over our kids’ mishaps, they are always there.

And I am always grateful.

Thank you Tracy for the thoughtful gift. I am touched beyond words that you thought of me, fought customs and crossed International Borders to send me something so personal.









A beautiful piece hand made by Rishshells.

1 Laurel October 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

so true

2 Sandi October 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Yes Lola, I almost bunched you in there but you became a “real-life” friend so I wasn’t sure this applies to you!

3 Bonnie November 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

You’re definitely on my top 20 blogs to read, Sandi. I enjoy how you keep it real :)

4 Sandi November 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

Thanks Bonnie! And you are one of my favorite readers! Now I got to work on cracking your Top 10!

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