Day 20 is about making new friends while yesterday’s task was about (re)connecting with old friends. New or old, friendships and relationships can enrish our lives.
In the morning I had a meeting with Linda who is a business manager at Mn/DOT for over a year. I didn’t know her at all. When her name was first mentioned to me, I thought of another Linda, someone I knew.
Linda initiated the meeting to give me some feedback regarding an application I submitted (see Update to Day 13). A god-sent to fulfilling my Day 13 task of getting feedback from others! I was excited.
Linda gave me great ideas and suggestions on how to improve my application. My mistake was I did my application in a very non-personal way. It’s all too short and too general. From what I wrote, people can’t tell who the applicant really is. There is no personality and individuality shining through and standing out. No wonder, even though I got excellent recommendations from my supervisor and our Mn/DOT Commissioner Tom Sorel, my application was not selected.
Getting the feedback was great. I was very grateful for Linda and Commissioner to take the initiatives to give me feedbacks.
During our conversation, I found out that Linda and I both love books and reading. This brought us closer and gave us more to talk about.
I felt I made a new friend today, before I even read today’s challenge task - make a new friend.
What an easy task! I have already finished this task without even knowing the task in advance
I saw synchronicity at work again today.