I am living Hawaii. I have been here for over a year. I haven’t made any friends, but I think that is on purpose. I haven’t joined any clubs or participated in any group activities. My current co-workers don’t seem to have any interest in me. So I just hike around Oahu and do the best to entertain myself. I’m actually pretty good at that.
One surprising thing that occurred here is that I am gaining weight. All this hiking I have been doing, and the pounds are adding, not subtracting. So for the first time in 6 years, I am crash dieting. Only 1500 calories a day. I am on day 4 of this diet, and it has appeared to have taken root. So 4 pounds have been lost so far. I don’t think this 1 pound per day thing will continue, but a quick loss is always reassuring that the diet is working.