The desire and craving for adventure grabbed hold of me at an early age and never let go. In my childhood, it manifested in the form of ninjas in my backyard, sandwiches transformed into exotic cuisine, and explorations of Neverland with my cousins. Together we three were Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinkerbell flying through the night sky in search of adventure. (I was always Wendy.)
As an adult, I found many other kinds of adventures – traveling, exploring new homes, creating new friendships, and falling in and out of love. While some of my adventures may have been greatly misguided, such as my childhood desire to be named Cinderella, my one of kind entrance into a London pub, or a few of my crazy exes, they have become some of my fondest memories. It’s these adventures that have helped to create the person I am today. They also give me some interesting stories to share around the camp fire or while I’m chugging a
bottle glass of wine.
For the past couple of years, however, adventure has fallen by the wayside. It has been replaced by work, bills, and parenting my fur babies. Instead of exploring the world, I spend my days talking to people on the other side of it, while sitting in the confines of my home office. I’m not sure I could even find adventure anymore unless it showed up on my Netflix feed or at the bottom of my wine glass. Frankly, it’s bumming me out!
So today I’m hosting an intervention on my blog for all of us adventurers who have lost our way. We may not have been “born to be wild,” but we can still “head out on the highway looking for adventure.” Remember how much fun that used to be. Let’s get back to that.
Let’s close our books. Turn off the laptops and televisions. Set work aside for a moment. And let’s get our mojo back! Are you with me?!
How exactly are we supposed to get our groove back? Well, we can start small: Go for a walk. Explore a new side of town. Try a new restaurant. Or even plan a road trip. Anything that will get you out of your comfort zone and get your adventure juices flowing. Then when we get in touch with our inner adventurers again we can move up to the big leagues – round the world trips, skydiving, swimming with sharks, or if you’re really crazy avoiding Netflix for a whole day!
The point is that when you’re busy earning a living, raising your children (furry or otherwise), paying the bills, and being responsible it is also important to remember to live. Living is the biggest adventure of all.
What will you do to add a little bit of adventure to your life?