So whenever I have some free time (or when I’m simply bored), I find myself not only Plurk-ing but also Facebook-ing. I’m not much of a Facebook person, but right now it’s got me fascinated because of all the stuff I can add (how late am I?!), and also on the people I find in Facebook. Awesome, right? It’s almost like Friendster, only more sophisticated. At least, I think so. :P
Anyway, so I’ve been “re-connecting” with a lot of friends and colleagues from my previous employer. Now to anyone who knows me and has talked to me and knows about my previous work experience…well, you know what I would tell you. Simply put, I was just extremely glad to be able to find a new job in a company that I like.
Needless to say, my dismal keeping in touch skills prevailed with my old colleagues and I was hardly able to be in contact with them for a year. I managed to visit them once to get my back pay, but things other than random phone calls and texts were rare. There was even a time when I was invisible to them on YM, mostly because there was this pending stuff that I didn’t have enough time to finish. Then came a time when I was supposed to meet up with one of my close friends there, but she didn’t show up…and then contact was zero afterwards.
Now I’m seeing them all over Facebook, and I can’t help but wonder how they are. I heard that my old team there went to a team building session last December (in Batangas, I think, not at a Wilmington NC real estate), and even if I feel a teensy bit bad that I wasn’t a part of it, I was glad that they actually had that. I also see a lot of gimmicks going on, something like a regular weekly thing (just like the Friday nights that my teammates have heh). There are also a lot of new faces, and I see that there are also people who aren’t there anymore. And then there are the Facebook groups that I wonder if I try joining, would I be welcome?
Anyway, the point is, I sortakinda miss it. I miss them. I don’t really miss my old job, or how I felt there (oh, but my being there was actually a time when my prayer time was very, very healthy), but I miss the people. I love my work and my team and the people I am with right now, but I did find some good friends and had some good laughs with the people I used to work with. And I kind of wish once again that I was better at keeping touch with them.
It’s not too late, isn’t it? I hope not. I really, truly hope not.