Then I found out that Katie from Skunkboy is in a 90s cover band who was playing in Springfield, MO. Cute place we've never been to before? Check. Fun band to see? Check. So we decided to be spontaneous. Besides getting the date wrong and realizing the day of that the band was playing that night, things went pretty well. It was nice to just get away for a night and explore a new place together.
It gets better, though. The bar turned into a mecca of amazing bloggers. I got to meet Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess, which is a blog I've been following for years now. They are just as sweet in person as they are on their blog. Then I even got to meet a few new to me bloggers who I will definitely be following now-- Katie from Katie Day, and Michelle (aka super nice girl) from The Skinny Luv. It was a great night surrounded by really talented people.
This trip made me think about how big this whole blogging world actually is and how it can also be discouraging at times. It's hard to put yourself out there as you're trying to carve out a piece of the world wide web for yourself. You know what makes it all worth it, though? The connections I've made with readers and fellow bloggers. Whoever is reading this, you make the unknown a bit less scary, and I love connecting with you. Thanks for reading along, and I'm happy that we "met".