I have never had business cards. I was never high enough up in the chain of command to validate the expense. I did try making some early on with the printer at work. Let's just say that they looked handmade and they didn't get much use.
I am starting to wish I had some business cards now. Some mommy cards.
There have been times when I am out at the park or playgroup and meet another mom that I like and think oh, I should give her my number or my email. But of course I never have a pen and I never have paper, so I don't. I think to myself don't bother, you'll see her tomorrow at the park or next week at playgroup.
But then sometimes I don't.
Today I ran into a mom and daughter at the museum that I haven't seen since summer. I would see them everyday. We always talked. The kids played together. Then they were gone. I thought maybe our schedules just weren't crossing. That the cold weather meant they weren't coming to the park anymore. That I would see them again in the spring.
Turns out they moved. Shortly after the last time I saw them she and her husband decided to split and she relocated to another city. Today she told me that she looked for me in the two weeks before they left. Our paths never crossed. They moved.
I am so glad our paths crossed today. Even thought the boy was fussing in the stroller and her daughter was trying to drag her towards the elevator, I begged a pen and paper from the museum staff and gave her all my information.
Next time I will have cards. And I will force them on everyone.