Saturday, June 28, 2008

Brave New Worlds

Yesterday, I had lunch with two old friends. And the short time we spent together reaffirmed why we're still in touch.

Each of us had big things happening in our lives, and it was exciting to reconnect and see the spark that the new challenges had to offer.

One friend is about to move to his first house, after having taken on a job at a start-up where he is clearly in "the zone" -- his clients clearly benefit from his expertise, and his knowledge is built upon every day. He clearly relishes the challenge.

Another is laying the foundation for a major life change that means he'll be following his bliss. (This one, you can tell by the twinkle in his eye and the change in his energy that he realizes he's onto something great.)

Me, with my new job, I'm following the peaks and troughs that come with stepping into any new territory. Overall, it's a mash-up between all the different aspects of communications that I've thrived on throughout my career.

At the end of our lunch, I realized how glad I was that I've kept in touch with these folks over the years. (I knew these two back in elementary school, for crying out loud!)

Variety, being the spice of life, is definitely in abundance in my new gig.

The same goes for my friends. And for that, I am both thankful and thrilled.


Kitty said...

Maintaining this type of friendship is tough, because you don't see each other all the time. It really takes something from all parties.

But then it means there is something really connecting you. It's nice to have a midpoint between intense friendships and casual acquaintances.

Spandrel Studios said...

That's for sure. Friendships change and morph as we get older, don't they?

But I think part of it is our collective history that keeps us going... we've all kept track of life's ups and downs together. They're the kind of friends who really are like family.