I think that everyone you meet, in person, affects or changes your life in some way. It may be huge, like falling in love and getting married, or, it may be small, like going left around a pole instead of right, because there was a person there. I think the people that you meet will always change you, no matter what, in big ways or small.
For me, it’s the people I haven’t “met” yet, that have changed my life more than they know. Those people that you know, but don’t know, at the same time. As someone that lives online, in the blogging community, I have a lot of people that I know, but haven’t met and yes, they have changed my life.
I have a travel bucket list, but unlike most people, my bucket list is not for things I want to see, it is for people I want to meet. I have a list that will take me all around the world and I do hope to complete it someday!
I have to go to the PNW because Tia, Dean, Crystal and Sarah are there! Tia, who is so much like me that she reminds me that I am not alone. Dean, who is one of the most beautiful and thoughtful people that I have ever known. Crystal, who I swear is my soul sister and we may have been separated prior to birth or something and Sarah, who always has a smile for me and is constantly teaching me more and more!
I have to go to Illinois, because my twinsie is there and, so is my British mate. Stacey, who gets me through and through. I’ll have to make it down there, so we can roast marshmallows and donuts together. Ray is amazing and hilarious and always makes me smile!
I have to go to Nashville, because Amber and Alisha are there. Amber is like my other blogging half and although, we met once, I still think we need a re-do, without kids, hahaha! Alisha, what can I say, I think hanging out with you would be side-splitting laughter all day!
I have to go to Massachusetts, because Tamara is there. Tamara and her family, have become like my second family and I just adore them all. They help me believe, every day, that magic and happiness still exist in this world and I know that we were supposed to be friends!
I have to go to DC and Ride The Lightning with Kristi! She has empowered me more than she knows and has helped me be a better mom and advocate for my son. We also both just kick major ass and need to do it, together, in person!
I have to go to Florida, again, but not for a family vacation! There are a few ladies in Florida that I need to meet! Kristen, who I HAVE met, but would like to see again. Herchel, who has been a longtime blog mate and that makes me laugh and makes me want to better myself, each day. Sarah, who is just a sweet as honey and I bet she is in real life too!
I have to go to The Philippines, because Jhanis and Rea are there! I mean, forget the fact that it is gorgeous and tropical, right?! Haha, Jhanis has always made me laugh and has inspired me so much in my blogging and Rea has as well! I need to visit and meet them both, plus Jhanis has to make me Lumpia.
I also have to go to Ireland and yes, that is on my travel bucket list as well. However, there is a blogger named Amber, who has always given me support and strength and I know I would like to meet her too!
There are the people that we meet that change our lives everyday and then, there are the people we know, but haven’t met yet. I consider all of these women my friends, and I hope they consider me the same. I also know that there are more out there, that I probably missed! I can’t wait to complete this bucket list and I know I will someday!