Being a working girl, away from home can be very difficult at times. They say our philosophy should be ‘Work hard, have fun & no drama’, but life isn’t always this sorted. Most of the days start with a missed alarm then it’s all about a quick session of yoga, a struggle to get ready, preparing lunch and if some time is left then a quick mini breakfast.
Having worked and being in Mumbai for 5 years, one makes a lot of acquaintances and some great friends as well. Though, some are left behind due to packed-schedules, forgotten promises to reconnect and some due to our laidback attitude.
That day I was getting late, so rather than taking my usual bus, I went for a sharing cab service. According to the route I was the first to get picked up by the driver, soon we were joined by a girl who sat in front. I couldn’t get a full view of her but I heard her directing the driver so that we could avoid traffic jams. The voice sounded so familiar, so I decided to check the name of my fellow passenger. It was Deborah Parker, an ex-colleague and a very good friend from my first company. Though we weren’t in contact from last 3 years, I can never forget that chirpy voice. She too was taken aback to meet like this. It was a big co-incidence because she had to cancel her previous cab due to some issues. We chatted non-stop during the entire journey. Going down the lane of nostalgia, we realized how much we have grown up and missed each other. My stop came, I got out with a promise to meet soon, and bid our goodbyes.
On reaching office I was supposed to attend a meeting with an executive representing my new client. Adding to my surprise, he was my old college friend. We were ecstatic to reconnect after so long. The meeting evidently went well.
And after a tiresome day I decided to dine out in my favourite restaurant along with my roomie. Both of us, quickly changed and went to the diner. And mother of all co-incidences, next to our table was my ex-manager, seated with his wife and kids. Even he was happy to meet me. He introduced us to his family, his wife requested us to join them for dinner. We had a great time with them, recalling old times and our peculiar clientele.
Then we headed straight to our apartment. What a great day I had! After we reached home, I realized moving ahead in this journey of ambition and career I have made as well as lost so many friends. Next thing I remember was, I added most of my ex-colleagues and long-lost college friends through my LYK app. It is a perfect way to reconnect with them and rekindle our friendship. I am glad that now whenever I want I can contact friends and family through my LYK app. And soon I am planning to have a reunion with one of the groups. Sometimes we fail to take out time for our close people but then there is LYK to help us stay connected.