So, Friday I missed a networking headlining the amazing Judy Smith. It just burns my soul. My lady, The REAL Olivia Pope, Judy Smith, who I met last year, was in New York for a networking event– an event I HAD FREE TICKET TO. Membership perks. Again, it just burns my soul! Lol
Okay, here’s the story.
When I met Judy, yes we’re on a first name basis, I was the one delegated to court her into the building. One of my close friends coordinated an event at FAMU and granted me a possible 5-10 minutes with her alone. As she entered, spoke, and exited I was right there by her side.
A voice inside my head, the risky one, said, “Sarah, this is it! You have to do something for her to remember you.” I look down and there was my business card in my purse. Without thinking, I wrote my cell phone number on the back. What was I going to do? Even I couldn’t have predicted this happening, but it did.
The event goes by smooth and I’m sweating bullets because I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to do this. I mean, how do you give this prominent lady a business card? I’m holding it together, but inside I’m freaking out. I mean come on, I’m breathing presidential air here!
Before I knew it, it was time for her to go. She was bombarded with questions, photos, and autographs. Here comes the risky voice again louder, stronger! The voice screamed, “Do it now!”
Seconds after almost throwing in the towel, and I’m behind Judy as she’s bidding her goodbyes, I look down and I slip my business card in her purse. Yea…I did that! In my head, once she hops in the car, I’m like, “Yea..I’m a G!” lol I’m so embarrassed to say that now. So groupie-ish. Smh
It took me hours after I got home to realize what I’ve done. Judy Smith is like bigger than the CIA! Umm…can you say B6316!
I’m sure she must have cased my whole life. Yea… Bravo Sarah, you’re remembered. Stupid! lol
Judy, if you happen to read this, and probably not, I’m not crazy I promise. I maybe overly ambitious, but I’m not crazy. I’m a perfectly sane, tax paying citizen with a dream. lol