The reason I have had so many blogger meetups is because I live close to NYC. When people come to visit the city, they offer me the chance to pop in and meet them. People don't come here to see me but we take advantage of the opportunity that's created by their presence.
Today, I had the eminent pleasure of meeting Lynne, whose blog is Practical Paralegalism. I had high hopes for this encounter. They were met and exceeded.
Lynne is a very special person, someone whose heart is as big as Saturn. In her personal life and online, Lynne offers compassion and love to those who need a helping hand. She is truly exceptional.
Lynne lives in North Carolina where she's been blogging for four years while pursuing a demanding career as a paralegal. She came to New York with her husband Rob to visit Kaitlin, the oldest of their three children, who recently took a job here. (It's an exciting position with a famous ballet company.)
Today was a beautiful fall day with sunny skies and crisp autumn air. We met in Central Park where a dog-event was underway. After admiring the pretty doggies, we dined at a lovely sushi restaurant. This is Lynne's very first visit to New York so she is wide-eyed and enthused about everything she sees.
During our lengthy conversation, I discovered we share many traits. Our personal connection is natural and I felt instantly comfortable in Lynne's presence. We spoke about our experiences with blogging, what we've learned from it, and how blogs can help people grow in important ways. We dished about our favorite bloggers and expressed our deep affection for one in particular (Megan). I'm honored to have Lynne as a friend and seeing her in person deepened our bond.
Lynne's friendly husband Rob is equally charming. He and I enjoyed a fun conversation about baseball.
Here are some photos from our day. What are you doing this weekend?