Since I have been unemployed for the past couple of weeks, I have had a lot of time thinking about a lot a of different things. Like when I am going to find another job, who is going to be in the Final Four Men’s Basketball and where are those friends that I haven’t spoken to or seen for a long time?
Since I have helped with all of our high school class reunions, Ainsworth High School – Class of 1985 (Flint, Michigan), I have enjoyed contacting people that I haven’t talked to since we graduated. Just the other day, I got an comment on the blog I have for our high school: AHS Class of 1985 Blog from someone that I haven’t even seen since our early years in high school.
So that didn’t stop me from trying to find a friend that I worked with years ago. I have been wondering what happened to my friend, Jason, since we worked together about eight years ago. So I got online and “Googled” him. It took me a couple of tries, but I finally found him. I was trying to figure out how to contact him, then I found him on Linkedin.
LinkedIn strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts.
So I sent him an e-mail, hoping that he remembered who I was. And then about two days later, I got an e-mail from Jason (and he remembered who I was!)
It was so nice getting back in touch with him. He is the type of guy who was a great friend and just fun to be around. I told him that I still have a picture from one of the company’s holiday party with him and other co-workers in it and it’s one of my favorite pictures. He told me he had a picture of us and another co-worker drinking a Shark’s Bowl drink at my birthday party. I thought that was so cool.
After a couple of e-mails, we found out how small of a world it is… his girl lives in Texas (hey I live in Texas too)! He said he’s been down here a couple of times to visit her. I’m going to have to find out the next time he’s coming for a visit, maybe I will be able to see him after all of these years.
So even though I have all this time on my hands, I managed to find an old friend that I have been thinking about. Hopefully we can keep in touch with each other and not let another eight years go by till we talk to each other again.
So the moral of this story: if there is someone that you have been thinking about and haven’t seen or talked to in years, try to find them. Who knows where it will lead you?