Monday and Tuesday, 25-May & 26-May
After out hike, Marla and Bear headed out I was left solo. It was actually early enough that I could theoretically have headed down to my Grandma’s house in lower New York; but I decided against it.
See, this would be the first night of my roadtrip camping alone. As Marla and Bear left, I was starting to feel the twinges of homesickness and “I’m all alone ahh!” in my gut, so I knew that I should face them head-on now, when I was going to be seeing friends and family immediately after.
Dealing with it on my way down South, when I’d be running solo for almost a week, would not be a good plan. At least in my book.
So, I stayed. I hung out, and made second dinner on my campstove. I watched a movie on my laptop, and did a lot of writing.
Basically, I distracted myself.
And it worked. The next morning, I was feeling good – really good – about the trip. I knew that I’d have a slightly rough time of it sometimes, and that things would happen (as they always do), but that in the end I’d be doing pretty well.
I enjoy camping out alone, and I just needed to remind myself of that fact 🙂