This afternoon I interacted with humans!
Though I obviously get the pleasure of talking and hanging out with Ryan when he gets home from work, I do miss conversing with people and the social aspect of the office environment now that I work from home.
Not that this little one isn’t a great coworker…
Around 3 p.m., I headed to Starbucks on Park Avenue in Winter Park to meet up with blog reader Brooke who was in town visiting friends at UCF and emailed me to meet up to talk about writing and blogging.
We both ordered passion teas (iced for me, hot for Brooke) and chatted away for a good hour about anything and everything.
Brooke is graduating from college next spring and I really enjoyed talking with her about her goals and dreams for the future. Graduating from college is such an exciting, confusing and adventurous time and I love learning about what people hope to do after graduation. I remember feeling so incredibly excited and so lost all at the same time.
I loved meeting Brooke! She was so warm and fun to talk to and I had a blast getting to know her this afternoon.
My human interaction didn’t cease there!
This evening I met up with three of my former coworkers at Brio Tuscan Grille in Winter Park for dinner.
Bethany, Lisa, Katie and I were on the same content team at my previous job and it felt so good to have the gang back together again. Bethany left the company about two months before I did, so it was great to be reunited!
Once we sat down, we talked for a while before placing our orders.
I opted for a strawberry balsamic chicken salad topped with candied pecans that was fantastic.
The chicken was nice and lean and the candied pecans were perfectly sweet and toasted. I’m pretty sure I could’ve downed three cups of them.
I also ate two pieces of fresh sourdough bread and a crostini that went undocumented.
We ended up chatting for three hours before taking the cues from the waiters who were wiping up nearby tables that it was time to go. I loved catching up with my favorite former coworkers and miss seeing them everyday! It’s so weird how you can go from talking to people everyday and knowing all about the big events in their lives to cramming everything you possibly can into a three-hour dinner.
I hope we can get together again soon!
And now it’s time for bed. Goodnight, friends!