I was going through a particularly tough time in my life.
That evening I decided to take a break from going out with friends, and went to check my hotmail.
While browsing e-mail, I happened upon a banner ad. You know, those annoying things that most browsers block nowadays? It was something about a service called “MSN Chat”
I thought to myself “Why not?” and clicked. There were a ton of different rooms, what to choose…
“20something” looked interesting. After all, I was a 20something and thought it would be fun to meet people my age. I clicked again, found myself in this virtual room with 50something 20somethings (see what I did there?)
Clicking profiles to see who was there, I noticed one from the Dominican Republic.
I didn’t know much about that country! I wonder what life is like there?
So I introduced myself, asked a few questions.
Julia and I started talking, had a nice conversation. Added each other to IM…thought it would be fun to talk more.
I said good bye, signed off, and went to bed. Not knowing how that evening would change my life forever.