Inspired by my good friend (online, but someday soon we will meet in real life!), LJ (@veganliciousLJ on twitter, check out her rad blog- the link is over there to the right), I’m starting a Thankful Thursday post series.
I have so, so much to be thankful for in my life, but today I thought it would be appropriate to be extra thankful for my twitter, facebook, and bloggy friends. Meeting new friends online is totally the norm now and I love it! I feel really close to so many of my virtual friends and I often interact with them more than I do with my real life friends!
One of the things I’m super grateful for is the community of vegans I have found online. See, I don’t have one single real life vegan friend. I have a vegan(ish) coworker and my mom is vegetarian (almost vegan), but otherwise, I’m on my own. Now, being vegan is easy, especially because I love to cook, and my husband is totally supportive and always makes sure we go to places that offer vegan or adaptable options, but it is still fun to have people that ‘get’ the jokes and understand where you’re coming from. I get this support from my online friends and I wouldn’t change that for the world (unless everyone wants to move to Bakersfield- I’m totally down with that!)
When I first joined Twitter I was a little lonely there. I didn’t really know what to do or how to get started. I guess I just started following some of the bloggers I read and then following their followers and then reacting to people’s tweets and the conversation just evolved. Now anytime I want to talk to someone or ask a question I just click the little birdie button on my phone and I have 300 or so of my ‘closest’ friends right there waiting for me!
I am thankful for technology. I am thankful I can afford a nice phone and a computer on which to use this technology. And I’m mostly thankful for the fabulous humans all over the world that are ready and willing to share their lives with me.
Thank you interwebs!
Also, I am thankful for guacamole: