Making Friends

I am not the friendliest person on earth, everyone knows that. So when I told Jerry that we were meeting Porsche, a woman I "met" through my blog, he was so surprised. I don't blame him - I simply do not meet people.

To be honest, I was actually surprised at myself as well. I suppose that somehow, through our exchanges, I felt a connection there. And when Jerry and I went to meet Porsche and her husband Mike, it seemed like meeting old friends.

I was going to write about this encounter the day after we met but I wanted to think about how to put the experience in words. Almost a week later, here I am still unable to find the words to describe making new friends. It was a novel feeling, one that left me (and Jerry as well, I think) in awe.

What I learned - there are good people in this world and sometimes, in order to find them, you have to go out on a limb and actually interact with those you do not know.

Just a little bit of background...Porsche first left a comment in my blog when she stumbled upon it while looking for info on Tamaraw Beach in Puerto Galera. Soon after, she was leaving comments in many other posts. Naturally, I was pleased, as any blogger would be. What really left an impression on me was when she sent me a message on Facebook for Thanksgiving, telling me how thankful she was for finding pleasure in my writing.

I don't know about other bloggers but I started this blog because I wanted to write for myself (as you can see in the tag line). I have been writing for other blogs and web sites for a while and though I love doing that, what is really important to me is being able to verbalize some things in writing - it is my therapy. And knowing that somehow, inadvertently, you are making an impact on someone else's life gave me a whole new perspective. Call it cheesy but it made me feel good.

This experience has given me some food for thought (and new friends too!) as the New Year starts...

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  1. Hello Noemi,

    Happy New Year to You and Jerry.
    Honestly, we felt the same way about you guys. I felt like I've know you for such a long time. And top it all,Jerry and Michael get along really well (not that they're not unfriendly.)It was really fun especially the "Movie Watching Part,";D Thank you so much for taking the time to meet us.Looking forward to more meetings with you guys!

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  2. OMG Correction: Not that they're unfriendly ^^

    Posh

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  3. Hi Posh! Mom and Tina's soon? :)

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  4. NEAT! I always wanted to meet a blog friend in person but haven't done it yet!

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