It was 93 degrees yesterday…in Maine. Meaning it was much too hot to stay in my 2nd floor apartment without AC. So we headed to the beach!

Popham Beach Maine Driving

And by headed…I mean danced our way to the beach.

Everyone Needs Weird Friends

I admit, the weird was mostly coming from me.

So I could continue to check items off my Maine (Bucket) List we chose to visit Popham beach for the day. Fortunately, the coast brought us much needed relief from the heat. But I’m not so sure it was enough. Whether it was the heat, the company of odd friends, the fun adventure, or the combination of all 3, we all had a slightly weird day.

As I was planning to write today’s post, my friend Jessie was uploading her photos to Facebook. As the tears streamed down my face as I laughed at my/our ridiculousness I knew what I needed to write about. 3 reasons why everyone needs weird friends (hope the title didn’t give it away!). Through all my outdoor adventures, I’ve realized how fun, strange, interesting, and weird many of the outdoorsy folk are. They all make for one hell of a fun life. Therefore, the 3 reasons everyone needs weird friends…and…here it goes!

1. They make you look normal even when you’re the furthest from it.

Or at least semi-normal, right? Exhibits A, B, and C.

2. They have passion.

If there’s one thing I noticed about weird friends, it’s that they’re so freaking passionate about something. As I’ve been surrounding myself more and more with some crazy cool outdoorsy kids recently, there aren’t many who just head out when they feel like it. No, they’re fully immersed in it at (most) times and they’re just always so darn happy and full of life. It’s their passion that gets them this way and it’s their weirdness that can continually support it.

3. They make life an adventure.

Weird friends urge you to try new things and they usually join in with you. I’ve been fortunate enough to find a group of friends that will do stupid things with me then share a laugh when our stupidity goes slightly awry. Shortly after this still, my knee swelled from a less-than-stellar landing. It was worth it.

Jump off sand dune Popham Beach

The friends I’ve made this year are incredible. They’ve been with me on most of my adventures and will continue to support my weirdness this summer. I hope you all can name a few friends that make you look normal, too.

‘We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone
whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into
mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.’

– Either Dr. Seuss or Robert Fulgham, the Internet and I don’t know!

Also, I feel like I said ‘weird’ a lot.