Did you ever have a penpal? Back in elementary school I remember our teacher assigning us one as a class project. My penpal’s name was Alexis, from Pennsylvania. The thrill of running to the mailbox to see if there was a letter from her (and maybe even a picture included!) is a memory I won’t forget. How cool it was to have a conversation and friendship with a person whom I had never met living life a thousand miles away.
I’ve had the fortune through my internet business to develop similar “penpal” relationships with people all across the country. Shauna is from Utah. She helped me get started with my block business. When I was going to be featured in Baby Talk magazine, Heather from California gave me tips on what to expect with the increase in customers. I was even a bit of an inspiration to Robyn from New Jersey, to encourage her to start her own craft business on the internet.
Similar to my elementary school days, these are my modern day “penpals” who I visit with on occasion and we share our thoughts and successes. I consider these women my friends, even though I am in the middle of the country and they are states away in opposite directions. Technology CAN be such a wonderful thing!