Coffee Dates with Strangers

Blogging, Coffee, friendships

I love this blogging community. I love that I have so many “friends” who have supported me through my roughest times and celebrated with me through my most joyous. I treasure each one of you.

It is an incredibly exciting time when I meet other bloggers in person. The first blogger I ever “met” in real life was Amanda. Amanda and I had been blog-friends for about a year when she graduated from law school, took the California bar exam, and then moved to Nashville at the Lord’s urging. The first time we met is the first time she stayed that night at my apartment.

Trying to explain how I knew her to my Dad became impossible until I finally bucked down and told him what a blog was. ha! And the crazy thing was, we never missed a beat. It was like we’d known each other our whole lives.

This is how it has been every time I’ve met a blogger. And it was no different last Saturday when I finally got to connect with my Canadian friend Nadine. (I say Canadian because it sounds so exotic! I’m still not used to being a PNW girl!)

Coffee Date  Nadine shares her heart over at A Secondary Heartbeat. She is always a great encouragement to me on her blog and twitter. When I walked into the coffee shop she said “It’s nice to meet you!” and I was like … “OH!” I guess we hadn’t really done that before, huh???? It was so fun chatting with her and before I knew it the 2 hour meter I parked at was expiring and she had to go meet her friends. It all ended too soon and without enough secrets shared.

Then, last night, I opened up my heart to her even more and she laid out encouragement so straight it was clear the Holy Spirit was speaking right through her.

I would really encourage you guys to (safely – the lawyer in me needs to say that) reach out to those around you.  Meeting other bloggers has been a huge blessing and encouragement in my life. If you can go to a conference, a local meetup or even just grab coffee with a twitter friend you’ve realized lives nearby, do it!

Downtown seattle

The walk back to my car. I find downtown Seattle to be truly gorgeous.

If you’re not a blogger, you obviously read blogs since here you are. Bloggers aren’t friend snobs. You don’t have to blog to connect with us. Even if you’re not in the PNW area I love hearing from you! I “met” my “friends” through email, through twitter, through international skype dates with Jac from BabEBlessigns (who designed this blog).

I’d love to get to know you better, through the comments, through an email (wheremysoulbelongs [at] gmail), through a tweet or a facebook comment.  Let’s build this community right where we are, because I know I can’t be the only one who is encouraged through living life with others.

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    Nadine S.
    April 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

    AaaAa I love this!!!!!

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      April 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Thanks for making time to see me!

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        April 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        I wanna see you AGAIN!

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          May 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

          You too!!!!!

          • Nadine
            May 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

            I can’t remember, do you have a passport? If not, that is first on the list post no-spending May. Well, or like, high on the list. :)

            Also, I’m still planning that we’re adventuring somewhere this summer!

          • Brittany
            June 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

            A passport is definitely high on my list! I think our adventure is a must.

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    April 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Thats so cool!
    I can’t imagine what it would be like to meet a blogger friend in person.

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      April 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

      It is kinda weird at first, but then it is just totally cool :)

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    April 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

    love <3

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      April 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Steph we were already trying to plan our next meeting that would fit your schedule, before this one ended!!

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    April 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I have been following another girl on instagram and facebook for the past year (we have a mutual friend). Well, we’ve been following each other. She was supposed to be in a bible study with me and it never worked out. But I “see” her all the time. We finally met last week, when she picked up a shirt that I made at my house. It was so random to meet each other, but feel like we’ve been friends for awhile! haha

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      May 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      How fun!!! That’s how it feels to meet bloggers. We’re already friends before we say hello :D.

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