…of things like these:
My husband and I spent two weeks in England on an amazing vacation. It was the first trip for both of us, and we loved every minute of it. You know how with some vacations you’re ready to come home? This was not one of them.
We completely disconnected from social media. My phone was brought along only for local calls to confirm reservations and for a second camera. I read no blogs. I didn’t look at Facebook or emails. When we had wireless access, we only checked things like the next day’s forecast. It was a wonderful feeling of freedom.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Social media has its place. I’ve “met” some wonderful folks here in the blogosphere. And without it, I would never have had the chance to meet this amazing “blog buddy” in person:
Seated on my left is the lovely and multitalented Vanessa-Jane Chapman. I know many of you follow her blogs (here and here), and I’m delighted to tell you she’s as charming and witty in person as she is in her posts. As someone who is both introverted and shy, I was afraid I would be tongue-tied when we met in the British Museum’s Gallery Café.
But there was no reason to fear. Vanessa and her partner, Neil, made my husband and me feel right at home. We were all chatting away within moments. I wish we could have spent more time visiting, but our stay in London was limited. If we ever get back there again, I hope we’ll get to spend more time with Vanessa and Neil. If you ever have the opportunity to meet a good blog buddy in person, please do consider it, even if you’re as shy or introverted as I am. You have an excellent chance of having a great time.
I’m still recovering from jet lag, so this is a short post. But I should be getting back to a weekly schedule, and I’ll be writing more posts about this amazing trip, which I hope also inspired my characters to start writing again. I hope you’ll enjoy them!