There are no synagogues where I live so I fasted and went to work. I remember everyone asking me why I was fasting and I simply told them I do it once a year. I apologised to a friend that I had not spoken to in 4 months and she responded and apologised herself. It was meaningful because I had never really been in that situation; to ask someone for forgiveness and truly mean it. I broke my fast on a burrito that looked better than it tasted.