Today marked the beginning of my preparation for my camping and hiking trip. I spent most of the day playing around with my sister’s dehydrator to make lots of lightweight, preservable food for the hiking portion of my trip.
While I was cutting, seasoning, and preparing everything, I had a lot of time to think. I really haven’t had many lasting friendships. Part of the reason is the fact that I move around so much. It also seems I don’t understand other people enough to be a good friend. I don’t understand what other people need. I never know what to say or do when someone is sad. I’m often brutally honest, often when people don’t need to hear the brutal truth. I know there are people out there who appreciate someone like me. The problem is, how do I find them? By the time most people get to my age, they already have friends. I know the best way to get friends is to be one, but I often wonder if I truly know how to be one.
I found this video today and it seemed to take a lighthearted approach to what I was thinking. I could use a friend.
Relationships: I talked on the phone with my mom.
Meditation: I meditated today.
Sleep: I slept 8 hours last night.
Exercise: I did no exercise
Diet: I followed my diet well today.
De-cluttering and cleaning: I did both
Hygiene: I did neither.
Mood and temperament: I was feeling kind of down and lonely with my lack of friends. My temperament was good.