Thursday, September 12, 2013

There have been several times I encourage Beau to take the initiative at the work lunch hour - invite other people out, instead of waiting to see if others invite him.  But I'm a hypocrite. Because I basically eat lunch by myself every day.  Either at my desk while I power through a proposal and a minor anxiety attack - or outside with my book.  I have one three occasions gone out to lunch over the course of the past 6 months.  (Yes, I've been here 6 months already!)  The first was my "welcome lunch" with my department.  The other two, I did initiate.  But this week - I decided it's time.  I sent out an email to some 15 people and organized a group lunch.  Over half of them I have never spoken with, and a few I don't think I even know who they are.  But why not? Let's have lunch.  I need work friends. And for once in my life - 30% of the company is actually my age.  It's odd. 

Here's to lunch, initiative, and work friends.  Wish me luck. 

1 comment:

Linda said...

Ha! I was just thinking that perhaps the only way I was going to connect with you in the season of life was if I invited myself to lunch with you--thinking surely she must eat at some point and that an hour would be better than nothing. SO what do you think? After your schedule frees up from all your initiative mentioned above--how about if I come downtown?!