Not long ago, Joanne from Blessed and I realized we live near each other.

We had met through our blogs, so discovering we were both in the same area was fun and coincidental.

Needless to say, we decided we had to get together.

We met for coffee (of course) and had a great time talking about writing and blogging and family. She’s so much fun, and I felt like I’d known her for a long time. Here’s a picture of us at Starbucks that morning:

author joanne kraft and author genny heikka

It’s funny how sometimes people come into your life, or things happen, and you know it’s meant to be.

Like the position I recently got at a publishing company. If I hadn’t run into somebody I hadn’t seen in years (at a different Starbucks a few weeks ago), the opportunity wouldn’t have presented itself. But I’m glad it did, and I’m really excited to be embarking on some new activities.

And though I’ll be working in my new role a couple of days a week, and balancing that with my other writing, you’re not getting rid of me. :)

I’ll still be posting, and I’ll be launching something around here soon that I’m really excited about.

So please keep coming back, and bear with me as I transition. I love your comments and the sense of community you’ve all helped to build, and I know that’s something that hasn’t happened by chance… it’s happened by you taking the time to stop by, read, and share a little bit of yourself.

And I appreciate that more than I can say.

38 Comments on Funny How Things Happen

  1. Out of all that modern technology and this wonderous place called the internet has to offer I think that is the best of all – the chance for tiny little personal connections. Ones that would never have been made without it. Without it, and a healthy dose of serendipity.Congratulations on your new job. Fly high and fly well my friend.

  2. Congratulations! That is really exciting. I worked part time after my first son, and I really liked it. It took a while to get the balance thing down, but then it was really great to be out of the house using my skills.

  3. That’s so neat about meeting your friend Genny! The same thing happened to me! I met someone on a matchbox twenty fan board (LOL) that lived right in my small town of Cool, of all places! Now we go to concerts together and learned we also have our faith in common. She’s a special friend to me now. On that note, I’m going to send her a link to your blog. I’m sure she’d enjoy it! :)Congrats on your job Genny! I’m so happy for you! I want to hear all about it! Let’s get together soon!

  4. Congrats on your new position! Don’t you just love the “chance” meetings that God uses to bring special new things into our lives? (I have occasion to be in your neighborhood now and then too; maybe we can have one of those Starbucks meetings sometime.)

  5. I can’t wait to hear more about your new position. That is so exciting!!! I also love when I meet someone and it has felt like we were always friends.

  6. Congrats on this new season of your life. I pray you continue to grow and florish as a writer. I just love stopping by to see what you have to say. I can’t wait to see what is next!!

  7. Congratulations on your new position. A season of transition brings such excitement. Looking forward to the new things God is speaking to you.Have a blessed day.Cindy

  8. I wonder how different my life would be had I decided to start drinking coffee….Ha!Good for you! Reach for the starts little missy! the Lord has grand plans for you.Many blessings-Amanda

  9. Hey there friend,What a sweet post. I just posted about you on my blog. I think we said that we needed to get together in the Fall…will you have any time for me in October? I would love to catch up, and can’t wait to hear all that God is doing with your writing.Remember, I want one of your first signed copies of your children’s book!Joanne :O)

  10. How wonderful that you were able to meet, and that blogging allowed you to connect. I can’t wait to see the new and exciting changes, and good luck with your new adventure. I’ll definitely stick around! :)

  11. Wow….that is wonderful. I was at the country living fair and thought I saw someone who I blog with! How fun! I am glad I found you…what a fun blog!I have read blogs where we have so much in common and thought wish you lived near me..we would have fun!-Sandy toes

  12. what a great picture! It is funny how sometimes friends come into your life just at the right time, and I think Starbucks is a good luck charm for you! Is that your “Jesus Take The Wheel” necklace I see?

  13. really excited about your new launch coming up…i will stay tuned! :-)i am so excited that you are a mommy who writes…and is successful in both…lately i wonder if i will ever have my schedule in tact (and my house for that matter b/c of moving) to do that. you inspire me.

  14. Cute pic! Don’t you love finding kindred spirits? And, it always happens in such unique ways. Last weekend, I went on a sister’s vacation and rediscovered this in my sisters. What a great discovery!Can’t wait to see what you have planned for your blog.

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