A woo-woo moment (or two) at RWA conference
Well, I’m home from the RWA conference, and while I’m exhausted, it was fantastic. I learned so much, had a lightening bulb moment for a series of books (yay me!), and am energized about my writing.
Oh, and I found my ‘long lost sister’. <cue Twilight Zone music>
On Thursday, I was at the elevators, and a woman said hello as she walked by me. She stopped in her tracks, backed up and said “I’ve been hearing all day there’s a woman who looks like me. I think it’s you.” I looked at her, and did see a resemblance. I told her that for years people have been telling me about a woman who looks like me and used to work there <insert my place of employment> before me. Seriously, it happened at the insurance company I worked at in St. Petersburg, at Pier 1 Imports in Tampa, and at my current job in Dallas. And since it happened so much, it became a joke that she was my evil twin sister. So Lina (my doppelganger) and I laughed, and she moved on.
I kept running in to her the rest of the day. Now keep in mind there were over 2,000 people at this conference, and we kept seeing each other. That night I went to an ice cream social, and there she was. Here’s where the “woo-woo” comes in.
Lina: “Okay, now we have to stay in touch. Did I give you my card yet?” She handed me her business card.
Me: “No, not yet.” I looked at her card and goosebumps sprang up on my arms and along my neck. I had my own business cards in my name badge holder, and turned it around to show it to her.
Lina: “Oh, I gave it to you already.”
I shook my head. “No, these are my business cards.”
The picture on the cards were exactly the same. I think our goosebumps even matched.
Weirder part? We have the same haircut, wear same style of glasses, are the same height, and our favorite color to wear is black.
WOO-WOO MOMENT. So now we’re ‘sisters’ and friends.