Yesterday I decided I would take a suggestion from Andrew’s web site and do a 30 day goal. I’ve done this before with my 30 day blog. I decided this time I wanted to do something fun, so I decided every day for 30 days to introduce myself to someone I don’t know.
Sooo…yesterday I was hanging out at the fruit stand feasting on a watermelon and harassing my favorite fruit stand guy. We both agreed that I need a shirt that says “fruit stand groupie”, since I hang out there so much. An older lady was shopping that I have seen at the fruit stand many times. She always buys a lot of fruit and veggies out of the bargain bin, which is were the over ripe (or as I say “perfectly ripe”) fruit goes and sells for practically nothing. I went up to her and introduced myself. Her name is Irit and she is from another country (but I didn’t ask about that since our conversation went a different way). She was happy as ever to talk to me and told me how great that bargain bin is because she loves to cook homemade food and give it to people she knows that are in need. We had a great conversation and I am looking forward to the next time I run into her at the fruit stand.
Today I forgot to introduce myself to someone new. I realized when I was biking home that I had forgotten and it was past 7 p.m.. I was on my longboard (which I have been riding for the last 4 days and loving every minute of it…I am now working on leading with my non-dominant foot). I wasn’t sure what to do because once I got home I wanted to stay home for the evening. I looked around to see if anyone was walking on the street that I could approach but there was no one. Then I saw the peach tree one block away from my house that I have been eyeballing for a few weeks. The peaches have about another week before they are ready and they look delicious. I decided to go visit the owners of the tree and introduce myself to them and offer to buy some of their peaches when fully ripe if they were willing.
An older lady answered the door and I told her my name, that I lived on the next street over and asked about the peach tree. She was very happy that I had stopped by, said her name was Nadine. Nadine had been worried about having too many peaches and did not know of anyone to give them to. She said she uses some for canning but had way too many this year. She asked for my number and said she would give me a call as soon as they were ready. Woo hoo…free delicious local peaches coming my way.
I think this 30 day adventure is going to turn out to be a wonderful experience 🙂