Yay! It's day one.
Today's 'thing' was inspired by my friend Jennifer P. in California.
I decided that I would buy a stranger lunch today. I reeeeally wanted to chicken out and just go through a coffee drive-thru and buy the person behind me a coffee, but I decided I needed to do something a little scarier in honor of day one. I know I'm ridiculous. This isn't scary to most people. But this is totally out of my comfort zone, and I'm not really sure why. All I know is that as I was driving to Subway my heart was pounding and I started getting a little pittie. (That's code word for sweaty in my family.)
But I just rolled down the windows and turned up the old radio and made myself drive straight there. I got in line and ordered my sandwich. I was starting to feel a tad bit relieved that no one was behind me in line. I mean, what if it was some old cranky person who got offended because I wanted to buy them lunch? Or someone who just flat out said no? Or some creepy guy who thought I wanted his bow-chicka-wow-wow?
I was so consumed with the 'what-ifs' that I was completely ignoring Subway Ivan (his name really was Ivan) who had asked me twice if I wanted a drink with that. And I also didn't notice that suddenly someone was behind me in line. The moment of truth.
Well, fellow Birthday Experimenters, I did it. I bought a stranger lunch. She was this really sweet girl who seemed super surprised that I would pay for her 6 inch veggie on honey wheat. She put it in her purse and said "Thanks. I guess this is my lucky day." Subway Ivan and the rest of the folks in Subway had stopped everything they were doing to watch us. So I just stuttered and said "Y-You're welcome. I guess it is."
And that's it. I thought I was going to give this big flowery speech about how I'm doing 30 things in 30 days and I'm trying to enjoy life more and scare myself a little bit. But I didn't. I just awkwardly paid for a strangers lunch, and you know what? I LLLLIKED IT!
I don't even know her name. But I hope she enjoyed her sandwich as much as I did today.
See you tomorrow!