Some of you might recall that I had made plans some months back to fly out and meet fellow author, lilyprose. Both of our blogs went on hiatus before this trip actually happened, but I thought I’d share my end of it for those who were interested! :)
This was my first time flying. Ever. But I was determined to meet Lily in person because she seemed like such an amazing person and we became fast friends after connecting on the blog. She also gave me the drive to start drawing again - something I had hardly done in years before we met. It used to be a major part of my life before life itself hit me with all sorts of crazy, Writing became my secondary creativity outlet - hence the fics and the blog.
I honestly had no idea what I was in for on the plane beyond what people had told me, and even then I got the feeling it wasn’t something that could really be described. It’s different for everyone.
My flight experience can be categorized into three states of being:
OMGWAT (first takeoff): Okay, okay, okay…speeding up…speeding up.. up…up..up.. why aren’t we off the ground ye—-AHHHH! Should I look out the window or will that freak me out?? HOLY CRAP CLOUDS. *small panic attack*
*settles in, crammed against the window, pops Dramamine, chews gum, downs ginger ale*
AWE (mid-trip, over the initial OMG, enjoying the view): This is SO COOL. And BEAUTIFUL. *literally almost cries* Look how small everything is! Look at the clouds!!!! *takes like thirty pictures of CLOUDS*
WUTEVA (the trip home, I am an adult for realz, aw yea): Wooow, Chicago is huge. I’M DONE FLYING NOW. CAN I BE HOME? Euuuuggghhh.
Apparently, I get hit pretty hard by jet-lag too. Good to know.
Anyways, Lily met me at the airport and it was just like meeting a friend you’ve known for ages. We picked up right where we left off on the blog and chatted freely.
She and her family were all very wonderful and I enjoyed my time that I stayed in their home. We took our visit casually and she showed me a few of her favorite places to go, including a famous sandwich shop which I unfortunately could not fully enjoy due to icky tummy jet-lag. Boo~
Lily herself is very genuine, kind, and a pleasure to be with. She’s got a great sense of humor. I know she’d roll her eyes at me if I complimented her further because she insisted she was being a drag due to being so worn out from her pregnancy. :P But I didn’t think so for a second. I enjoyed every moment I spent there, even when I wasn’t feeling entirely well. She took good care of me. And she’s a wonderful mom in my opinion.
I really feel grateful she gave me a reason to travel and provided me with a safe, comfortable place to take my first ever (solo!) cross country trip to. She’s inspired me in many was and I’m very thankful having found her and being able to call her a friend.
So there it is. I hope we will continue to connect for many years to come.
Just goes to show you that some of the best blessings come when you least expect them. :)