My small life

It’s funny how our lives  lives go through cycles, this time last year my life and my community consisted of hudreds of through hikers and through hiking blog readers. Some of that is still a part of my life, i may not be a through hiker but i am a hiker. But now i am back in Oregon and my life consists of going to work, working out, hanging at home with my dog and the occasional date. Yes i am part of the running community and am becoming part of the triathlon community but i am very much alone up here.

Don’t worry this is not a pity party post.

But really, none of my immediate family is here, i have no close friends here. The one wonderful woman i hung out with on a regular basis moved to the other side of the country. I am averaging seeing 1 other woman and her fiance about once every other month. But that is it. So it’s time to take the bull by the horns.

I have made exercise a priority and now meeting people will be as well.

I have joined 2 book groups and RSVP’d to these groups April event so yay.

Also i joined a few running groups and RSVP’d to a short run the weekend after the tulip festival ends. I WILL put myself out there. I need to build a base of people here.

If you are interested in meeting people I used there is something for everyone.

On a side note i got lots of planting done last night!


Planted 3 small rows of onions in this 10 gal smart pot


Got 2 rows lf corn and peas in each brown planter and planted 2 potatoes in the potato bag


The bottom opens for easy harvesting!

How are you?
How long did it take you to establish your base of people where you live now?
How did you do it?

4 thoughts on “My small life

  1. Love your blog! Great read and super easy to relate to. Keep up the good workout routine πŸ™‚

  2. Its very easy to stay in a bubble, your comfort zone, until you meet acquaintances whom become friends. Similar likes and interests really fuel the friendship. Acquaintances are isually co-workers, random neighbors, the wonderful starbucks person that hands you your nonfat skinny extra simple lattee. It is up to us personally, to get out of our bubble and “risk” to form more acquaintances from which a budding friendshio can occur. So yay to stepping out of that comfort zone. It literally took about 2 years for us to stabilize a grouo of core friends. And by slowly adding to that gives lots more opportunities for fun. I met my core two friends by outtjng out an ad to see if anyone would have the same basketball interest to casually play and BAM 3 years later, they are our most endeared friends. Which includes you!

    Now speaking of us… we at times get in a rut and all we want to do is hangout with each other… whether that may be a financial, time, or just pure lazy unconscious decision…. but once we apply ourselves.. we rock. Lol.


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