Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Solo hike

Dear Diary,
A while ago I wanted to go for a hike, and couldn't find anyone who wanted to join me; so I went by myself. To be honest, I don't like to spend a lot of time by myself without some sort of distraction that keeps me from thinking, because my thoughts have a tendency to turn quite dark. I wanted to get out and if I let lack of companionship stop me I'd end up hiking half as much as I do and I already don't go as often as I should. Of course this solo hike did give me time to think which means I spent more time than is healthy focused on all the things I feel are wrong with my life. Then I made a friend:

Okay so she probably doesn't count as a friend but she let me get pretty close to take her picture which was very cool.

Until next time,


  1. You know, I go hiking for the exact opposite reason...I want to get away from everything and everyone. I'm glad you were able to make a friend on your little getaway. I've gone days and only seen those types of friends before, too.

  2. I feel like I get plenty of alone time, and if I go by myself I tend to have a slower pace and don't get as much exercise out of the excursion.

  3. sometimes time spent alone, will allow you to discover things that a companion would have distracted you from.

    I think time alone can be very healing. It allows you time to discover yourself. I spend a lot of time alone, even with my present company I am quite alone.

    You might never have noticed your bovine friend if you were with someone else!