Writing 101: A Character-Building Experience

I do not know her. We have never met before. The only picture I have seen of her was on her Facebook page. Yet, she strikes me as the only interesting person I’ve managed to meet this year. Being who I am, going out and socializing is not my thing. Therefore, I don’t meet a lot of people, none actually. Even at school, I tend to sit apart from everyone else, purposefully or not, I do not know, to separate myself from everyone else.

This story happened on a Thursday.

I have published a post early that morning, a response to the Daily Prompt as I usually do. I have written about other places I want to live if I have a chance. After that, I have spent the day working on homework, work, whatever.

That afternoon, as I checked my notifications, I saw an unapproved comment about my post. I clicked on it and saw someone praising the post and at the end of the comment, she had asked where I was from. I told her I was from Layton. She was thrilled since she was from Layton too but currently live in Massachusetts.

I was excited myself because even after moving to Layton for 6 years, I still knew no one here. Having a friend that’s close means a lot. We exchanged Facebook information and friended each other. The following Tuesday, as my meeting was about to begin, I got a ping from my tablet. My new friend had messaged me through Facebook.

We exchanged a few pleasantries, you know, how are you and all. This went on for the next few weeks, always on a Tuesday. Through messages, we got to know each other better such as I now know she’s in Boston to serve her mission for LDS and that when she completes her mission and comes back in June, she will attend the same college as I am now.

Even last week, she had asked if we could meet face-to-face on skype. Unfortunately, I was at work and was unable. If I get the chance, I really would like to meet her and get to know her more.

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