Monday, September 1, 2008

making friends.

I've never been great at making friends. I'm a bit awkward, cling to those I already know, and observe/listen before jumping in. But all of that is changing. I have found a place where I can make friends without leaving the comfort of my habits. Where, you ask?

The world of blogging. That's right. I have millions of friends. Automatic friends. They need me. They want me. And I don't even have to talk to them.

I can be inspired, cry, laugh, and feel like I am intimate with a group of people. I can read all about others and know that I am a part of what's going on.

The best part? I don't have to comment to feel like I have friends. People open up to me no matter whether or not I post. You want an unconditional friend? Read a blog.

I've taken it to such a level that last week, upon finding this post, I took the bread machine out of the pantry and made bread. For the first time since we lived in our Provo apartment 8 years ago! Yes. I made bread. And it tasted good. And I'm not the only one who ate it. The other 3 did too. And liked it.

See what the blogging world can do for you?


Judy Tan said...

Who needs virtual friends when you have such great REAL sisters! Hey, thanks for the birthday card and birthday buck. I bought myself a 1 dollar coke from McDonald's. Happy Birthday quenchness!

Amy said...

Ahhhh Jackie you know I love you!!! I love reading what you are up to and thinking about!!! glad to be in touch once again.

Jacks said...

Judy - I'm so glad you got the card. And you spent your birthday money the exact way that I would have. You're awesome.

Amy - Thanks for posting. You always made/make me smile. Nice to have a connection for sure. Your kids are beautiful. And I love the name Lucy. That has been on both of my name lists.

Liz said...

Yay Jackie!! Good goin'!

Felicity said...

I agree. The blogging world is a delight. :) And really, I love yours.

Felicity said...

I agree. The blogging world is a delight. :) And really, I love yours.