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Anika's visit -- feelings and reflections


exploring actual feelings from the fabulous mini-vacation I just had...

I did not expect it to be nearly so wonderful -- I thought it'd be fun, a nice little way to relax, but that was all. Instead, I fell in LOVE with Anika. If you're lj-friends with her, let me just tell you that she is 500 times more fabulous in person. I liked her from her lj-presence (eternitywaiting), but I LOVE her now; she was in one of the outer circles of my heart and now she's firmly planted in the inner circles. (I actually have a diagram of my heart, by the way, with levels and names listed on each level) She's just... amazing.

She has that way of listening where you can almost see her taking in your words and storing them in her mind to consider further. And she's quite opinionated but also open-minded, which doesn't come across so well online. Online you can't tell (as easily) that she's taking in your words and considering them respectfully, while also stating her own opinion. I respect her so much more after seeing that -- it requires a certain level of maturity that isn't that common.

And we have a very similar personality type, it's SO cool 'cause I've never met anyone so close to my own blend. I was exquisitely comfortable with her -- after the first two minutes I wasn't even a little bit nervous! I now am so much more excited about meeting other LJ friends, because it was just so relaxed and wonderful!

You'd think after a visit that was so eventful, I'd be exhausted -- and physically I am, but spiritually and mentally I'm refreshed. Just from that brief 30-hour visit with Anika, I'm more alive, happier. You know that a person is truly extraordinary when their presence affects you in that way. And I'm not just imagining it -- Ben commented on it before I even realized it.

I ADORE Anika and miss her so much now. I wish she had been able to stay longer! If we lived closer we'd be inseparable. Move to Georgia, dammit!

sounds: Beauty's Confusion: "Moments Like These"
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Comments
kevloid ══╣╠══
lol you guys SHOULD all live in a big house together. imagine the craziness. :-D

I dunno anybody else that gets so much enjoyment outta her friends. :-)
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
*squeeeeeal* oh what INSANE fun we'd have!

and I'll take that as a compliment! ;-)
boobearsguppie ══╣╠══
Thats great that you were able to meet an LJ friend! Glad to see things went well :)
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
:-D
valynn ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
me too, hee hee!
darkpool ══╣╠══
:-) Yay for new, good friends.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
I know! ;-) :-D
shioneh ══╣╠══
<33333333333!
Meeting someone you've only known online, in person, is such a bizarre and wonderful experience. I'm so glad you loved Anika so much, I find it so exciting to meet new people that I connect with.. It leaves me buzzing for days. I think both of us really get a lot of enjoyment out of friendships. Falling in love with new people makes me feel so refreshed too.. Just like a really good, deep, animated conversation. It leaves me glowing for hours, sometimes days.

I love how notice all the little things about people that make them who they are.. It is one of the first things I noticed about you when I started getting to know you. You have an ability to see the best in people and love them for it. *loves you*

after the first two minutes I wasn't even a little bit nervous

that's great! I've only ever met one lj friend and while it was a good learning experience and I really enjoyed the experience of getting to know her offline presence, it is one of the scariest and most nerve wracking things I have done. I am an extremely anxiety wridden person and her visit almost sent me mad with nerves.. It's really important to be able to relax and I'm really glad you and Anika interacted in a way that made it possible for you to relax :) yay!

Your experience has made ME really excited to meet new lj friends. There are so many wondeful people on her I'd just love to get to know on a more personal level.. I would love to meet you, I feel I've learnt so much from you in just a short period of time. Just recently I got a letter from an online friend and I thought that was really magical.

So happy to read this entry, Bel :)

belenen ══╣loving╠══
Re: <33333333333!
You have an ability to see the best in people and love them for it.
awwwww what a wonderful compliment! Thank you!

I'm glad my experience made you more excited to meet lj-friends -- because I DEFINITELY have to meet you someday! I cherish you so much. ♥
baka_shampoo ══╣╠══
wow, how many lj people have you met?

I have yet to meet a person online, I might this December though (which shall be interesting).
I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself and you didn't wear yourself out.

best of luck for later times!
belenen ══╣caffeinated╠══
ummm... just Anika, really. I met one other guy, but that was just for a fandom thing and we weren't good friends or anything.

However I intend to meet many of my lj friends!
chillychilly22 ══╣╠══
Awesome! It's like finding a long lost family member... or twin haha I'm glad you had a great time. :)

I actually have a diagram of my heart, by the way, with levels and names listed on each level

That's really interesting. You just get more and more interesting everyday... in a good way tho! Promise.

belenen ══╣caffeinated╠══
I know! We're like fraternal twins. ;-)

Thank you! I always take 'interesting' as a compliment, even if it's not meant as one -- throws those people for a loop.
the36thchamber ══╣╠══
I'm an lj friend of Anikas and hadn't seen a post from her in a bit but knew she was visiting you, I miss her posts, hope she's well and makes me happy to here such wonderful things about her, thanks for sharing suck sweetness... :)
belenen ══╣caffeinated╠══
you're welcome for sharing. She was terribly missed while she was away from lj!
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