"We have more reasons to love each other based on our common humanity than to victimize one another because of any difference."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Short Term Goal: Meet New People

I've always considered myself a people person. I like entertaining people, telling stories, and you know be in the lime light. So this new goal of mine isn't really anything that out of the blue for me. I want to meet as many new people as I can. People are so interesting and everyone has some amazing story somewhere in their past. I'm going to start making a list of the new people I meet and friends I make.
Example: Miriam is a 25 year old Moroccan girl I met last night. She was training to be an Olympic swimmer before she got burnt out. She said life was too rigid and strict. She was always training. She couldn't go on family vacations because she was always swimming. So she switched to soccer. Who would have thought!?

So I decided in my mission to meet new people I had to take matters into my own hands. This goal is too important to leave to fate. So I posted an announcement on a 'BCN Nightlife' Couch Surfers group (possibly my new FAV website) saying 'Hey FCBarcelona is playing tomorrow night anyone want to go to a bar to watch the game with me?' Well I am meeting three people tonight at the metro and we are walking over to watch the game together. No of us have ever met any of the others. And the only thing I know about them is this:

Marc Sangles Vinyes is Spanish and 27. He speaks English, Italian, Catalan, and Spanish Fluently and is learning German, Greek, and French. He is interested in language exchange programs.

Next is Anneleen Nys. Her current mission is the 'Take over the world!" She is 22 years old and has traveled to Brazil, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Serbia, Tunisia. She is taking a sabbatical year and has spent most of it here in Barcelona. (what she needs a year off from I'm not sure) She grew up in Belgium and speaks Dutch fluently and Spanish, English, and French at an intermediate level.

Last is Dev Wadehra. He is Persian and from New York City. He is studying here in Spain for a few months working on his history and philosophy degree. He likes to meet new people from all over the world. aka...me!

I'll keep you posted on the next cool group I have drinks with. Hasta pronto!