sometimes, you meet someone on the internet.
sometimes, that someone is sydney.
sometimes, you're so nervous about meeting her for the first time but that nervousness is gone the second you hug her.
sometimes, you stay up until 3 am the first night you're together and your body, which usually likes to be in bed by 10, doesn't mind.
sometimes, sydney pulls a pair of running shorts out of her bag to sleep in and you yell "NO" and pull the exact same pair out of your drawer.
(sometimes, she pulls out a pair of yoga pants the next night and you have those too.)
sometimes, you spend an entire afternoon in a bookstore and you feel like you might cry, because you've found someone who wants to be there as much as you do.
sometimes, you google "twilight tattoos" and you are laughing so hard you have to lean on each other because your body can't hold itself up any longer once you know this exists.
sometimes you go to dinner with not one, but four internet friends and you realize you have every hogwarts house represented at that table. (gryffindor, hufflepuff, slytherin, ravenclaw)
sometimes you go see breaking dawn together and you're expecting it to be kind of horrible, and it kind of is, but it's also hilarious and unexpected and the perfect storm of good and bad, and you know it will never be as good as it is with the 4 people you saw it with.
sometimes, you watch buffy the vampire slayer with the person who inspired you to watch it and you scream and you cry and it all comes full circle.
and sometimes, you drive sydney to the airport after the shortest 4 days of your life and you hug her and she yells "THIS IS THE DARKEST TIMELINE" and it is, and you drive home and you try not to cry because you've found a soulmate and a best friend and she doesn't live next door to you.
i've been fortunate enough over the past year and a half to meet several of my dearest friends from the internet, and i am always so shocked at how effortless it is.
i think we've got a special piece of the world that not everyone understands, when we become friends with someone who lives halfway across the state/country/world. we get to know them by talking talking talking, all the time, and by the time we meet, if we're ever fortunate enough to do so, it feels like visiting an old friend, instead of a new one.
i know chris hansen will tell us it's a bad idea, and in some cases people are weirdos, but i've found more often than not, people are good and kind.
have a good start to your week tomorrow loves. i hope you had a great weekend.