I am so so so thankful for the connections I have online. I know, sometimes, we all “waste” time online but I have gained so many connections from the internet that I cannot even name them all.
First and foremost, I met my husband on the internet. We went to the same school, but we really met on the internet through old school ICQ. We chatted, we met at school, we went on a date, and it just kept rolling. Who would’ve thought that 12 years ago in some chat room, we were actually meeting our future spouse.
I was part of Bolt and LiveJournal back in the day too, and I am still friends with some of those people thanks for Facebook or Twitter. So many connections there that helped me process a lot of things with a group of people I felt safe sharing those things with.
Now I am a blogger, read others blogs, and I gain so much from that. Tips how to cook, how to parent, how to homeschool, how to be a good wife, how to be a good person. I have even met a few fellow bloggers along my path, and they were amazing visits.
I’m a member of the “Dingos” – a group of running moms who can’t even be put into words. They accept you even when you haven’t ran in months and months, they accept you as the woman you are, helping you face the challenges you are facing, and I want to live next door to each one of them for different reasons. A few of these ladies I have met in real life too, and it was like walking into a sister’s house. All with open arms and the comfort of someone you’ve known for ages because even though we talk online – we have known each other for ages!
Also, I’m a sister in the Organic Sister‘s tribe. She does coaching calls in groups about topics relating to relationships, raising children, being authentic throughout the holidays… These and the forums are a blessing. They challenge you, but all within a sisterhood of wonderfully wise women who are all trying to get to the same place. Happiness, contentment, and just being real.
I’m on Twitter where a whole bunch of mamas have my back, and I’m on Pinterest where I pin a whole bunch of things I want to aspire to be, do, get. Of course, I’m on Facebook where I chat with people I know, people I’ve met, people I used to know from other sites, and I share info about my blog, my business, and even my farm there.
The internet is a blessing because it brings so many people together. I am thankful for all the connections I have made this way.