i had a great time catching up with some friends from the last job. we had great food, drinks, and conversation. we caught up on life (baby on the way, new jobs, theaters job searches, our dogs & cats & kids.)
we also talked about the old job. a few of these gals are still there. it was strange, negotiating everyone's feelings about that place. everyone has their own take on what happened, what went wrong, etc...
in the end, i think that we were such a passionate group of people. we were excited about the work, the company, and each other. so when it all fell apart (and it fell apart fast), everyone was left to figure out how to move on.
i think there's a mix of sadness, anger, and overall sadness at how it ended. i try to focus on how that job taught me to "go big, take risks, be passionate about your work". and my god, i made some amazing friendships at that job.
nothing lasts forever, especially high flying, risk taking companies. for me, it was an experience of a lifetime, and i wouldn't trade it for anything.
and now i have a new job, at a great company, with coworkers who i'm enjoying getting to know. life goes on... and i guess the point is, enjoy the good stuff, take your knocks and keep going!
"be a football to time and chance. the more kicks, the better." r.w. emerson