What an incredible two week experience I’ve had. Not only did I meet over 32 new people, 10+ people were surprised with coffee each day and about 6 old friends during this project, I learned a lot along the way. Not only is it important to put yourself out there are be a little uncomfortable from time to time, but it’s also so valuable to know where your food or who your food is coming from. Having an added layer of awareness with what you’re eating makes you appreciate and value your food so much more.
The people I have met over the last two weeks have shown me that taking a moment to share a meal or share food in some way, allows you to share a basic human necessity that connects us all. This basic connection opens you up to so much when you are meeting someone new. Some of the stories you have when you are sitting and eating with new people is outstanding. The way each of the people from my journey have opened up to me, has made me feel incredibly happy. I have been overwhelmed with joy the last two weeks and I credit all the people I have met who have let me in to their worlds.
The Last Day
Today was the last day and I was pretty sad about it, but headed over to Kits to meet for first friends Adam & Kev of Adam & Kev photography and of Playground.is (which is coming in Calgary and Edmonton in MAY make sure you sign up if you live in those cities! It’s an amazing evening of music and community collaboration @Playgroundis). We grabbed a coffee at 49th Parallel and chatted. It was nice to get a coffee since I didn’t have time to run over to @BeanOnMain20th this morning!
Then I wandered down a few more blocks to @FableKitchen to meet @lloydgo. Well I thought I was just meeting Lloyd! It turned out to be 7 other amazing strangers who were all so wonderful, hilarious and ready to seriously drink on this #BoozyBrunch Sunday morning! We had a killer brunch and way more laughs than seems normal. Thank you for the best time! Yes, there may or may not have been morning shots happening!