I’ve been on the Internet since high school and in all the time I’ve befriended people online, I don’t think I’ve actually met any of them in person. This is mostly due to geography and the pesky cost of travelling long distances. And I’ll admit, there’s also a tinge of nervousness about meeting someone you’ve only ever known online, not so much for the possible serial killer tendencies, but I think for me that’s just the social anxiety I feel about meeting new people in general.
A week and a bit ago however, I finally did get a chance to meet Elo, with whom I’ve been Livejournal friends for a number of years. She lives in Spain and her sisters reside in Liverpool and she was visiting for a couple of days, so we met up for coffee at Leaf.
It was wonderful to meet her and we chatted easily. Raspberry also really enjoyed her company. Elo had her sign a Christmas card, which she did with a self-portrait and an antlerless reindeer, and also showed her how to make a paper boat as well as how to write the infinity sign. At the end of it all, I wished it wasn’t time to go, as I really enjoyed our few hours together. It’d be great to meet her in Spain one day, and with our currently amorphous plan to travel more this upcoming year, perhaps that’ll happen sooner than later.Advertisements