Earlier this week, my husband and I walked into our local tax office to file our income tax return. To my surprise, sitting behind one of the desks was an old co-worker of mine. Someone who I worked with for years and spent a lot of coffee and lunch breaks chatting with. While, I hadn't seen him for over ten years, it was great bumping into him again. He was once someone who I had a friendship with and we have a lot in common and know a lot of the same people from our time working together. After this chance meeting, I began to think about all the other people who have been in and out of my life over the years.
I've been pretty lucky to meet and befriend some pretty fantastic people. Another person, who I haven't seen for many years, went off and found his calling in selling dynamic mutual funds. We even became clients of his. Several years ago, I happened to bump into him one day and was thrilled to find out he had such a great career, was married and just bought their first home.
Thinking of all the people who I've had the opportunity to get to know from my place of work, makes me smile. The likelihood of ever getting to know them, if not from work is probably pretty slim. The same can be said for blogging and the connections and friendships I've made because of having a presence online is very special. Everyone blogs for their own reasons - some are making a living from their blogs, and some are building communities. I love having found some fellow moms who I've befriended.
Now, all this reminiscing about friends, I've come to realize that I must get back in touch with my salesman friend to find out more about the retirement products his company has available. Life is fast paced, and friendships can often take a back-burner, yet running into my old co-worker friend, helped me to think of some people I need to reconnect with.