A Love Letter to the Posseby Ila Campbell
I gotta tell you I’m a little worried about starting back up at school next week and getting back at my normal life. It’s not that I’ll have reduced time to write. That’s normal. I’m used to that.
What it is going to be, is a let-down. I gotta tell you that this summer vacation was pretty much as good as it gets. And I can pretty much credit that to the Wet Noodle Posse.
This summer’s RWA conference, I have to say, was the best I’ve ever attended. This year I didn’t witness any scandals, in-fights, nasty behavior or any general unpleasantness at all. Everyone from the hotel staff at the Mariott Marquis on up the President and Board of the RWA were gracious, patient, hard-working and hospitable.
But for me, personally, it was the Posse that went above and beyond in the supportive group. This group of women are absolutely the most morale-boosting influence I’ve ever had the privilege to encounter. The bracelets we made up for each other, the cheers out at the awards ceremony, the champagne celebration we had – they were all just trappings for the bond that was so obvious.
That good-vibe buzz continued during the three weeks I spent with my folks – away from the distraction of husband and kids. I was buoyed by the Posse enthusiasm and wrote like a madwoman (compared to my normal).
I’m home now, and I have my bracelet hung up next to the computer. It has three Chinese symbols on it – Love, Friend and Power – because that is what this group means to me. My biggest worry as this semester starts is not that the distractions of work and family will reduce my productivity, but that the Posse buzz is going to wear off.
I love you guys. It’s comforting to know that no matter how stressed out I get, you guys are only an email or phone call away.
I love you guys!