Friday, September 9, 2011

Five Minute Friday: In Real Life

I have been a little quiet around here as my love and I celebrated our anniversary with a staycation at a friend's house who is out of town. It feels like we are "away" even though we are actually still "around" town, therefore, I took a little blogging break.


I thought I would take a "brief" break from our little getaway that is coming to a fast close and share my 5 minutes.

Is it really Friday already? Wow! How the week has flown by!

Topic: In Real Life


I love blogging.

I love the blogosphere.

I love the amazing people that I have met here.

I love that I have TRULY made new friends in this world that I would probably never have met any other way.

I love that I have found a space where I can find other people who are like me.

Who march to a beat of their own music.
Who wonder out loud.
Who cry desperately and are not afraid to talk about it.

And yet sometimes I still wonder if IN REAL LIFE would things be the same.
Would they "like" me if they knew the WHOLE me, the REAL me?
Am I really as "honest" and "transparent" as I like to think I am in this place?
Do I really share WHO I am so that I can make those REAL LIFE connections?

And honestly, I don't know.....

....but I do know this.....

I like you.

You bloggers.
You crazy wordsmiths.
You soulful mavericks.
You kindred spirits.



Make me realize that

I am not alone
I am not "so" different


I don't have to be afraid to be ME.

The REAL me.....

And really....I DO so hope we get to meet one day

because I know

Ooooo...I just know.

I will like YOU.....



Since I might not be able to meet up with you for coffee, say like, tomorrow! :) .......

.....I would love to invite you to this fabulous party/get-together that (in)courage is hosting in April. I couldn't do justice in explaining so PLEASE go visit and check it out!!


If you would like to SHARE your 5 minutes or just CHECK OUT some more fun 5-Minute-Friday-ers ;-), head on over to The Gypsy Mama's space and splash around and make some new friends!!


Loni @ Writing Canvas said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh, there is so many bloggers I too would love to meet IRL.  But in glory we shall some day if we have to wait til then~!

Eva said... Best Blogger Tips

I like what you write, and how :-)

And I do agree!
... and I smile,
Thank you for posting today!

Manda Fortin said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm sure sitting with you IN REAL LIFE over a cuppa Joe, we'd connect and enjoy the REALness of each other.  No worries here :)

Manda Fortin said... Best Blogger Tips

Don't know why my link didn't appear with my name

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

So true! But oh how I hope before then too! ;-)

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely compliment! Thank you so much for stopping by!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay! I am sad your link didn't appear.  Would you mind ever so much popping back over and slipping it in the comment?  I would love to visit you!!

Innocent Gidget said... Best Blogger Tips

Whoa!  Those are some very cool observations!  Really makes you think - would these cyber buddies like me in real life - hmmmm  you've given me something to chew on  :) 

I saw your Joshua Project link to the side, and I thought you might be interested that my kids and I are praying for Morocco right now and you might like my Recent Post Geography for Jesus 

Barbie said... Best Blogger Tips

My post was about my blogger friends too!  I hope you will pop over for a visit!

Shanyn Mystic said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your post...wonderfully done!

HopeUnbroken said... Best Blogger Tips

i would have to say i have similar thoughts.  the questions, but also the gratefulness for this world and who i've met and the encouragement they bring to my life.  
great post this friday!

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the blogosphere for those same reasons!  And I love coming here to your space because I think you ARE transparent and real (at least as much as you should be for all the world to read).  Happy Anniversary!  Enjoy the rest of your staycation!    

Beck Gambill said... Best Blogger Tips

I feel the same way! I've been blessed more than I ever expected by the heart of godly women online. It's nice to meet you Lindsey!

kelly sundberg said... Best Blogger Tips

hahahahaha I think the same thing. About anyone who comments on my blog or when I read someone else much encouragement and so much realness it's like "are these people real? why don't I have them in my real life?!?!" but you're right the blogsphere is amazing and does just that...makes these people real.
Blessings to you 

kelly sundberg said... Best Blogger Tips

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww I feel the same way. I'm finding too that through being "real" with blogging friends I'm more free to be be real in real life!

brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, how i hope we can someday meet in 'real life'! until then, i am grateful to journey with you here. :) 

but, someday, okay?

Pauline Sinn said... Best Blogger Tips

I love wondering out loud too!! Lovely to be here. :-) 

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am sorry that I am JUST NOW getting back to you...but I am looking forward to going over to check out your post! Thanks for sharing!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Pauline, for your visit last month! Would you slip me your blog address so I can come visit you too, please?

In His Grip,

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I DEF can't wait to have our coffee one day! But for now, like you, I am enjoying the journey with you!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that, Jenn -- learning to be REAL IRL like I am URL. Powerful!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

OH, how I have felt these SAME feelings!  I think we are all "the same kind" in this blogging world so that is why it is like least that is what I like to think of it! ;-)

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Beck! And I SO agree!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...thanks, Jen! That encourages me SO MUCH!!  I truly appreciate it!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes! Thanking God for the technology that makes these beautiful connections possible!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips!  Sorry that I am so late in answering back!

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