Last week Suzanne said she was joining her husband on a brief visit to New York for business. She asked if, on short notice, I wanted to meet her. Leaping out of my seat, I shouted "Yes!"
Suzanne had some free time yesterday, so I took the day off and popped into Manhattan. (It's good to be your own boss.) We dined at the comfortable Sarabeth's and afterward walked in the rain through Central Park. We had a lovely time.
The meetup was an unexpected delight. Suzanne is as charming as she appears on her blog. We chatted effortlessly on multiple subjects. Her personal qualities are rare and admirable (e.g., compassion; wisdom). I cherish those traits when I encounter them. Plus, I love her hair!
One of the topics we discussed is how you get to know someone more deeply by meeting them in person than just communicating online. This truth is one of the reasons Suzanne is organizing a big blogger meetup this Summer. She and two others are planning an event that promises to be exciting. Information about it is here.
I feel like I made a new friend yesterday and felt a warm glow on the train-ride home.
Do you know Suzanne? If not, go visit her blog. You'll enjoy it.