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Posted on Wed, May 16, 2007 16:41

So think back, remember a time in your life when you took a leap of faith and did something risky ? like pursue love, quit your job, chase a dream? Can you recall the key beliefs, thoughts or circumstances that made it possible for you to take that fearful risk?.What does it take, what needs to be present for you to take a leap of faith? And what was it you did that was so risky? Everyone has a great story on this topic I am sure. For me well I can be bit risky and bold yet I still get stuck and have to work hard to get up the faith to leap but the more I do leap the easier and easier making a leap becomes. My three biggest leaps were: 1st in my 20?s moving to San Francisco with only $500 in my pocket. The 2nd, was to become a full time student in my 30?s. The 3rd time was to start a non profit. In each instance everything has turned out well and the key beleif and factor was that I had to have faith in my smarts and ability to take care of myself and those who I care about. But leaping into someone's arms, life and heart and letting them leap into mine is the next step and by far the biggest and most frightening. How about you? What does it take, what needs to be present to make the leap to love be successful?

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Posted on Sun, Jun 10, 2007 16:55

Re: Thunderheart44 write: ...We also have had a few rocky moments,we almost called it quits recently,but are not giving up just yet. So now you know my story,hope it gives hope to anyone thinking about meeting someone online,it can certainly work !!

I think what people don't realize sometimes is that the rocky moments can occur whether you meet someone online or not. My husband and I had them and there were moments when I was ready to pack my bags and hit the road. Then again, I suffered moments such as those in relationships with people I did not meet online. Granted I did hit the road with them...LOL. But that was because I knew the relationship was one I did not wish to pursue or there were other circumstances that required me to move on. The annals of dating. Yes, there are horror stories of people that meet online and there are horror stories about people who have been together for years. One of the interesting aspects of the internet is it's ability to spread news and information like wildfire. It is has been a boon to the media but also has allowed the avenue of unmitigated misinformation to continue almost exponentially. BUT, it has also allowed for people to encounter experiences and life at a level never before accomplished. Now how's that for technology, eh? LOL Really it comes down to knowing what you willing to put into a relationship? Be it online or not. Besides, once you meet, it's not online anymore, is it?? LOL


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Posted on Thu, Jun 07, 2007 21:35

Here's one from the male side of the question.I met a lady online 8 years ago,not in a chatroom by the way,we met. she commented on one of my poems i posted on their poetry boards.So I went and read a few of her poems and commented back,that started us talking.That was around valentines day,I drove 2000 miles to meet her in the last week of march.Then went back to bring her and her son to live with me in june.We also have had a few rocky moments,we almost called it quits recently,but are not giving up just yet. So now you know my story,hope it gives hope to anyone thinking about meeting someone online,it can certainly work !!


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Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2007 13:34

Re: honeybiscuit write: wyldchild so glad you are joining us. welcome rich addition to the mix. love your style lady

Many thanks. One of my rare moment of lucidity...


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Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2007 13:33

Re: wyldechild wrote: I slipped in the back door whilst all were busy elsewhere. And wow, no one heard me stumble over the threshold, stub my toe and curse up a storm??...*wink*
LOL I have seen more painful entrances! lol Welcome to LF blogland.

*bow*, grazie.AmuseMe write:


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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2007 21:38

wyldchild so glad you are joining us. welcome rich addition to the mix. love your style lady


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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2007 06:47

Re: wyldechild wrote: I slipped in the back door whilst all were busy elsewhere. And wow, no one heard me stumble over the threshold, stub my toe and curse up a storm??...*wink*

LOL I have seen more painful entrances! lol Welcome to LF blogland.


In your rocking-chair, by your window dreaming, shall you long, alone. In your rocking-chair, by your window, shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel. –Theodore Dreiser

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Posted on Wed, May 30, 2007 19:43

Re: honeybiscuit write: wow - somehow I missed these replies from wyldchild and amuse.

I slipped in the back door whilst all were busy elsewhere. And wow, no one heard me stumble over the threshold, stub my toe and curse up a storm??...*wink*


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Posted on Wed, May 30, 2007 09:14

wow - somehow I missed these replies from wyldchild and amuse. Thanks for the sharing and insights ladies. Wyldchild how encouraging. Sorry that he was not with you longer - sounds like what time you had was really lovely and that he left you some wonderful membrances. Amuse - brave gal - inspiration to us all!


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 15:44

Re: AmuseMe write: I flew to NY. Had a nice time, it didn't work out. Then I flew to Florida. Had the time of my life, he turned out to be a big fat liar tho. I would do it again if I felt a connection with the right person.

Yes, I would as well. Sometimes you never know what life will bring to you unless you take the first step. I do have to admit that I am a feet first type of girl, always have been. I have made mistakes, met idiots and the like but I have met so many truly wonderful people that the positives outweigh the negatives 100 times over. Mmmm, come to think of it, that's happened in my non-internet life as well...imagine that!!! How can you live life without "living"? IMHO


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 15:24

Re: honeybiscuit wrote: Hey does nayone have a good story about getting up the courage to meet an long distance online acquantance for the first time?

I flew to NY. Had a nice time, it didn't work out. Then I flew to Florida. Had the time of my life, he turned out to be a big fat liar tho. I would do it again if I felt a connection with the right person.


In your rocking-chair, by your window dreaming, shall you long, alone. In your rocking-chair, by your window, shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel. –Theodore Dreiser

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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 15:01

Re: honeybiscuit write: Hey does nayone have a good story about getting up the courage to meet an long distance online acquantance for the first time?

Does marrying one count? I meet my husband online in '95 via a BBW newsgroup. The internet did not exist as we know it now, AOL, newsgroups, IRC, etc. In fact, we got married about a month after we meet. A few months later after hiring and training a replacement for my job, I packed my bags and moved 1/2 way across the US. And I am still here. Unfortunately he passed away end of '05 else we would have been married 12 years this coming week. We had our ups and downs but no more than any couple that met in the "traditional" sense. I still have printouts of some of our first emails and chats tucked away and a cassette tape he made for me with love songs. Ah, I am rambling *wink*. I don't peruse LF very much anymore, usually when I balance my checkbook and find a charge for my subscription and then wonder, "now what's this for?"...LOL


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Posted on Sat, May 19, 2007 12:21

I don't know whatever got into me other than I thought I had a better chance enlisting than getting drafted (very low number lol), but for better or worse never made it past Texas...was a great experience, knowing my empathetic side would probably have taken a few shots and then yelled out sorry! if I was in combat


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Posted on Sat, May 19, 2007 09:06

Hey does nayone have a good story about getting up the courage to meet an long distance online acquantance for the first time?


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Posted on Sat, May 19, 2007 09:04

wow Bizz - that is a leap of faith! You must have been a youngster at the time - was it faith or the longing for youthful adventure that drove you to enlist? Did you end up seeing action - and I mean combat action cause I know you will come back with some subtle inuendo if I am not specific.


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Posted on Wed, May 16, 2007 18:40

well, i guess that my biggest leap of faith was putting my scribble on those pesky enlistment papers


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