Looking for Adventure

To Live Would Be An Awfully Big Adventure

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 It has been replaced by work, bills, and parenting my fur babies.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?!

Let's Be Adventurers

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?

  • http://www.notquiteenough.co.uk Lisa

    Great post, it expresses why I started my blog, I wanted to encourage myself to go out and live, I thought that writing about it and taking photos would keep me going, otherwise I’d fall back into my old ways of spending the weekends in front of the TV.

    Enjoy your adventure.

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      A blog is a great way to stay motivated and document all your wonderful adventures. I’m hoping mine will have the same effect on me. :) I hope you enjoy your adventure, as well.

  • http://www.adashofquirky.com Anna

    I started taking those aerial classes for my bit of adventure. I take them on the weekend when I would normally be sitting on my butt anyway, so I have no excuses! :)

    This post is a great reminder not to get stuck in a rut!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Aerial classes sound like so much fun! I wish I was coordinated and flexible enough to try them. LoL. Maybe someday.

  • http://www.voyageofthemeemee.com Amanda

    Honestly, I’ve never been much for adventure. But that makes me sad and it’s why I started my 30 Before 30 List! 😀

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Your 30 Before 30 List is the perfect way to add a little adventure to your life! :) I really need to start crossing more things off my list.

  • kathy @ vodka and soda

    i set little goals for myself and do things that i normally wouldn’t do. one big thing is that i’m meeting up with some bloggers in mimai in may! i can’t wait for that :)


    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Oh, wow! That sounds awesome! I think it’s amazing when you can meet other bloggers. :)

  • Kate

    I love this! Totally inspirational and 100% true!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. :) I hope you enjoy your adventures.

  • http://letuswanderlust.blogspot.com Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust

    This is a great post! Such a good reminder that any adventure, big or small, is worth pursuing and getting out there for!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! I think we all need adventures in our lives. If nothing else, they make for some awesome memories. :)

  • http://meetatthebarre.blogspot.com Amanda Elizabeth

    Nice reflection post :-) It is so hard to get caught up in the grind of the every day.

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! I think we sort of develop tunnel vision sometimes. But hopefully we can all add a little adventure to our lives. :)

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I like reminding myself that even if I can’t afford to travel, adventure can be found in your own neighbourhood! x