If you’re reading this, chances are you have a passion for travel, an intrinsic need to gain new experiences, and the willingness to learn more about this world. We aim to fill our lives with plane tickets to exotic destinations, backpacking trips through historic cities, and journeys up mountains with indescribable views. Funnily enough, no one ever talks about the time “in-between.” The time spent working crazy hours to fund these trips, the mornings spent forming ideas, the nights spent sharing stories of trips taken elsewhere, and of course… the days spent seeking adventure in small, simple ways.
Yes, you read that right. An adventure doesn’t have to be across an ocean, it can simply be found down the street. It’s the appreciation of the finding the “new and exciting” in everyday life. It’s the split second decision to change the “plan” and play mini golf in heels in 90 degree weather instead of shopping in a mall. It’s the mindfulness to try every item on the menu of the restaurant you love, or its dropping all sense of familiarity and trying a whole new place all together. It’s getting to know someone new, making a friend, sharing a story. It’s recognizing when someone you love needs inspiration and discovering news way to reach them. It’s taking a leap of faith, when maybe you don’t have much (or any) to begin with.
If you think about, and I mean really think about adventure cannot be defined. It has no set time or place. It’s meaning is fluid, omnipresent and more often than not, occurs “in-between.” So make sure not to wish this time away, enjoy the process of deciding where to go next, reorganizing life, or adjusting back to your job. Because the reality is that our world is full of wonder, and we are privileged enough to be woven within this universe. So let’s keep our eyes open and believe in the adventure of life with our entire heart.