Thursday, May 27, 2010
Through This Door
Here's what it says:
History of Through This Door:
In 2007 Marti started a blog called Through This Door. Her blog slowly became a small community of women that found connection and friendship on her site. In March of 2008 she expanded the blog, promoting the 5 frequent visitors from readers to authors. We use the space to share all kinds of things: from recipes to photos to family stories to deep dark secrets.
Through This Door and the community I’ve found there has really meant a lot to me these past three years. I often find it challenging to make the time to connect with friends since having children. Having an online outlet for social interaction has been really important to me. Since most of my face to face interactions are with the 5 and under set, being seen and known by lovely, intelligent women has made me feel not so small anymore. As an adult I understand better that finding good, solid friendships is often a shot in the dark. It makes me feel so fortunate for these friendships I have found.
Members of Through This Door:
Marti: I met Marti at Gordon. She lives in San Francisco, works in Resource Conservation and has a small dog, Benedick.
Kirsten: Marti introduced Kirsten and I and we have become good friends. She lives in Queens with Eric and Tess and is one of Andrew’s best friends.
Melissa: I met Melissa at Gordon (she was my RA!) and got back in touch with her through TTD. She lives in Massachusetts with her DJ husband Chris and her sons Atticus and Enzo. She teaches Spanish at Smith.
Anne: I have never met Anne! She lives in Orange County with her husband Coung and her daughter Camille. She is an RN.
Sarah: Melissa introduced all of us to Sarah. Sarah lives in Massachusetts with Matthew and her son Zane (who just turned 16!). She used to own a snazzy café and now works for an alternative education program.
Through This Door Reunion:
In the fall of 2009, Marti flew out to Massachusetts and the women of TTD brought their families together for a TTD reunion. It was the first time so many of us were together (Anne couldn’t make it!) and it was the first time most of us met Sarah. We spent the weekend at Sarah’s and Melissa’s hanging out, seeing their town, going for walks. It was really nice and is hopefully something we can do again!
Posted by Dave at 2:41 PM