Goal was to become visit people, meet people, go around people. In other words stop being a wah wah all by myself at home and be social. I could do that…me social butterfly…I can do that. I went to my mother and visited. I had a good time. So good I succeeded in that manner.
The articles I have read also say to start a project. Well I have been reading about a project that Ben Afleck is doing called the $1.50 challenge to combat poverty. Can you live on $1.50 a day to show how people in third world countries have to live every day. Hmmm, interesting, I want to do it. Rules…simple, you can only eat $1.50 a day, you can’t reach in your refridgerator for a bottled water you bought last week and throw it in your lunch box cause it is worth what a dollar and will throw off your budget…IT’S TAP WATER FOR YOU BABY!! But if you have a Brita or filter system, you can use that, you can have anyone buy you a burger…no no not allowed, so don’t go begging for a taco from your Tio Paco! This kept my mind busy, and kept my heart humble. I ate bread and white rice for breakfast and coffee…I made..HA! Starbucks? Definitely not in the budget! I had black beans and white rice and tap water for lunch, and for snack I had a Nissin cup of noodles and an orange. Oh how I wanted to go to the vending machine.
Anyways this was my combatting loneliness today, I came home by 6:10 p.m. and crawled into bed. Was I successful…I think so-so. I probably could have done more, what stayed up and journal, listened to the silence of the walls…I don’t know I had a bad scary sad early morning which I wrote a poem about. But today is Day 2…I will combat poverty again today, and my loneliness. There are starving people and sad people, lonely people…today I will help them all…today I will solve the world’s problems in a single bound.
I think I hear the Beetles song in the background….”look at all those lonely people..”