Normally, I would hate going to an event where I don’t know anyone by myself, especially if that event is on a Friday night (traffic is the worst Friday nights!). But I was committed. She is my favorite blogger, after all, and this could be my one chance to meet her.
When I turned onto Abbot Kinney, I realized it was also First Fridays so the streets were especially packed. I got lucky with parking and made it to the event only 10 minutes after it had started. I could’ve talked to her as soon as I walked in. But I got nervous so I started walking around the store, pretending to shop and shooting her a few not so subtle side glances. After about 10 minutes of wandering around, I finally gathered up enough courage to introduce myself and a pleasant 15 minute or so conversation ensued. She turned out to be even nicer than I expected.
When I left the event, I regretted not being more prepared. I wish I showed up with some thoughtful questions to ask her. But what I did end up doing was sending her an email a few days later, thanking her for visiting LA and sharing just a few ways she’s made a positive impact on my life. My email was sweetly acknowledged and I’m an even more devoted fan.