What’s a FIF – a Freaky Internet Friend. And yes, I have a few of them, somewhere in the 15-20 range. They’ve been with me through a lot in the past few years. We met while planning our weddings online through a popular wedding forum. When I first started contributing, did I ever think I’d still be speaking to them almost three years later? Hell No! But, oddly enough, they’ve become some of my closest friends, in a real sense of the word. We’ve moved from weddings to houses to babies. Who knows how long we’ll all be friends, but for now, it works.
We’re like real-time pen-pals. I’ve only met some of them in real life a few times, because most of them live about 330 miles away from me, back in my hometown. A few of them I’ve never met IRL, because we’ve never been in the same place at the same time. You’d think this would stifle a relationship, but it really doesn’t. I can be pretty much completely honest with them, and we bicker and fight like IRL friends would. We have such different personalities, and I think that’s why it works.
So, to all of my FIFs out there (You know who you are!), I just wanted to take a moment to say, Thanks!