There is something to be said for the magic of social media. Keeping in touch with people just enough so when you do see each other the conversation can really flow.
While I have been brainstorming about ways to make it to the next HOWLive in Boston come June – I kept thinking of Beth, a great gal whom I snagged from the initial HOW Newbies group set up by Jessica Accamando. This year has been tighter for me on the solo designer front so looking to make the most of my budget I was bold enough to inquire with Beth if she would consider hosting a fellow HOWie during the next conference. Showing her welcome spirit she didn’t balk at my request which rocks! Please know if HOWLive EVER makes its way to Calgary or should any of my HOWie buddies make their way north we have a guest room with your name on it.
Today I have a hip hop in my step basically because I had the chance to chat with Beth via iChat. We haven’t seen each other since June, but true to form with all of the people I have met – that hasn’t lessened the connection we made. Beth hasn’t been as active on the social media front as I have and well – I think I am probably on the ‘obsessive side’, but I learned she made the jump to leaving her job. Her decision was a hard one, but it was important for her to leave what was for her a very negative environment. So kudos to Beth! She is working on her freelancing opportunities and I hope I can send enough good JUJU her way so she will be joining in on the HOWie festivities in June.