2023-11-22: coffee tonight

got a message on linkedin last week from a former co-worker. asking how the new job's going. we chatted for a bit, decided to meet up for coffee tonight.

it's at the coffeeshop near my house, the kind that's aggressively modern: white subway tile, marble counter, chemexes available for purchase.

i've been thinking about this all day because even though i've gotten better at being a social person, i still find it fundamentally draining. and i'm curious what this is about. is he looking for something better, the way i did? has he been sent to suss out whether i might be interested in returning?

15 minute walk. meeting in half an hour. we'll see, we'll see.