Self-Care Challenge (Day 21): Meeting New People

On day 21 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored the idea of meeting new people. (As an introvert, this isn’t always easy for me.)

Another fun thing about travel is that you get to meet some really great people.

We met Barbie unexpectedly after having trouble with our golf cart one afternoon. (Golf carts are the main mode of transportation on Ambergris Caye.) The moment she noticed that we needed help she yelled our way, “That’s my brother-in-law’s company; I’m calling him right now.”

Within minutes, he and his crew showed up to begin working on it, while we walked just a few feet to a nearby food truck. By the time we had finished eating lunch, the cart was ready to go.

As we talked with Barbie, I noticed she was holding what appeared to be a crochet project, so I asked her what she was making. The next thing I knew I was standing in her 6’ x 6’ shed (which I assumed was her home and her storefront), while she showed me her latest crochet pieces.

It makes me smile because although our cultures may be slightly different, at our core we share many similarities.

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