This may sound crazy, but I missed you these past two days. Blogging is amazing. I knew I would enjoy writing the blog, as writing is always something I love doing, but what I didn’t anticipate was how much the connection with others would affect me.
I’ve reconnected with old friends I haven’t talked with in years, so nice. People I’ve never met have sent encouragement or confided something of their own, amazing. And then there’s my friends I do keep in touch with regularly, but not on a daily basis, and it’s just so phenomenal enjoying your camaraderie and support.
Truly, I’m like a kid. If I pass my phone or the computer, I just can’t help myself, I’ve got to take a peak. Has anyone else read the blog since I last passed by my computer (five minutes ago)? Do I have a new follower?
Oh, and can I just tell you when there is something in my inbox, whatever form it takes, I feel like Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail (actually one of my favorite movies.) Remember the AOL ring, air sound, and familiar male voice saying “You’ve got Mail.” The updated version is much quicker, a little number in the corner of your computer screen or on your telephone. A simple little number, but boy, it raises my heart rate, puts a smile on my face and leaves me walking on air.
Unlike the doctor visit, this story isn’t so much about the numbers, but what that number represents, and that’s you, whoever you are, reading my blog at this moment. The uniting of souls is powerful stuff. If we ever find a way to harness it, we will surely light the world.
So let me tell you, I’ve done some traveling this past week. My blog has been to China, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, and France. Amazing, right? But I just have to ask, where are my peeps? (England, no warm welcome for your new little Brit? Is that an okay term or is that politically incorrect? I’d hate to start off on a bad foot. So much to learn about being British.)
Abi, if you’re out there, you need to share my blog on your FB page and then tell your sister and father to read it. I need to make my way home to my peeps.
And speaking about sharing my blog, the blog site does break down my stats, referrals, etc., and I can see that it isn’t only Rick who shares my posts on his FB page (God bless him) but others have as well, which is probably how I’ve made it to such distant places so quickly, so thank you for that.
One quick side note, today we went to Lodi to our favorite winery, Klinkerbrick. On the way down as we passed the Lodi airport, the sky was littered with brightly colored parachutes, probably 12-15 brave souls sailing down from the heavens. It was an amazing sight and made me smile. (Universe can be so persistent when you are trying to ignore its messages.) I have to say seeing the number of people in the sky made me think, I can do that. It’s what I’m talking about in this blog … connection with others. Makes all things seem possible.
I did attend my meet and greet Friday night, and I am excited to tell you all about it. Tonight I’m tired from a wonderful weekend spent with some of the best friends one could ask for, and the idea of my followers tucked in my pocket … life was good. Will write tomorrow when I’m rested and fill you in. Lot to share.
“You’ve Got Mail”
“I hear nothing, not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beat of my own heart … I have mail”