It’s been more than 4 months since I’ve become funemployed, and I’m having a hard time ideating and coming up with inspiration for my next project. Under normal circumstances, I’d travel or go to some tech-related event in the city to resolve this creative block, but since we're not back to normal yet, I’ve decided to reach out and reconnect with my old friends, and hopefully get inspired along the way.
This is more than just a business initiative. It’s an excuse to catch up with old friends who I wouldn’t normally reach out to for no reason. Life happens and we’re normally so busy living it that we forget to keep in touch. We slowly drift apart and lose touch of what's going on in each others' lives, so I guess it could be a blessing that I’m feeling uninspired right now, otherwise, I wouldn’t actively be trying to reconnect.
This initiative is also somewhat of a challenge as I may have fallen out with some friends due to unceremonious reasons. Nonetheless, I think the benefits of reconnecting far outweigh any cons it might have. On top of the human elements, I’d like to think every interaction should be pretty worthwhile from a purely transactional perspective. Every interaction gives you a unique insight, which is otherwise impossible to attain. The only con I can think of is an unpleasant or perhaps unsettling feeling that comes after the call, but that is rare and you are still given insight into what happened to your old friend. Who knows, perhaps an award-winning book can come out of it, or a million-dollar idea? At worst, you now know never to talk to that person again.
So, if you're reading this and are a dear friend of mine, understand that I'm keen on reconnecting with you, and if I haven't yet, let's catch up! It's always good to reconnect.