Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If I could have lunch with any blogger…

If you could have lunch with any blogger, who would it be?

Oh, this is an easy one.

Becky Kopitzke. (Hi Becky!)

If I could have lunch with any blogger, I’d choose Becky Kopitzke from Time Out with Becky Kopitzke. I can’t believe I failed to include her on yesterday’s list of five blogs I love. A crazy oversight, for sure…

Anyhoo, Becky and I met about four years ago. Wow. I can’t believe it’s actually been that long. In July 2011, our worlds collided for a weekend. We’d traveled from near (me) and far (her), with author and speaker dreams in tow, to attend the She Speaks conference in Concord, North Carolina. Becky’s a midwestern girl, and I’m from the south. So, although we connected at our first conversation, we haven’t seen each other since we parted company after the conference adjourned.

It’s been a blessing, though, to follow Becky’s progress as a blogger and published author. I’ve watched her blog space grow, her launch a special e-newsletter and she now awaits the release of her very first book later this year. Wow! So cool.

It would seem that we’re so different. Becky’s been married a while and has two adorable little girls. I’ve been married only a short time and have no children. She braves the midwestern winter snowfall. I survive the southern summer scorch. She’s been wonderfully diligent with growing her blog space, and it shows. I, on the other hand, well let’s just say I have some catching up to do.

She doesn’t know it, but she’s been a mentor from afar. I’ve learned a bunch just from watching her. And sometimes, when I’m not so preoccupied, I’ll even toss a question out here or there. But beyond the business of blogging and writing pursuits, it’s fun to email periodically to play “what’s going on in your neck of the woods.”

Until now, I don’t think I’d realized just how appreciative I am that we’ve remained connected these past few years. So, if I could have lunch with an amazing blogger, any amazing blogger, it would definitely be Becky. I can imagine our time would be filled with simple pleasantries, deep speculations about life, prayer and a whole lot of giggles.

So, if you’re in need of a place of inspiration that flows from the heart of a beautiful writer, skip over to Becky’s place. She writes about parenting. She writes about marriage. She writes about faith. She writes about life. Her work has also been published in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. If that doesn’t tell you the girl has skills, nothing will. Trust me, you’ll love her.