#Adventurecanmean… the second hashtag I created for my Instagram. This is the one that holds a lot of meaning for me, even if it sounds a little funny. The basic version of this is the fact that adventure can mean anything you want it to. I want to live a life full of adventure, and the starting point of that is doing things differently than I used to. Doing things out of my comfort zone.
As I explained in my last post, #BeFitBeHappyBeAdventurous, this year has been full of changes for James and I. Some of the changes that I didn’t mention in my last post have to do with us on a more personal level. Not just changes in jobs or where we live, but changes to our lifestyle. Last year at this time, I had no idea how to answer the question, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” While I still don’t have a perfectly clear answer to that question, I have a much better idea now than I did.
A lot of the changes started when we moved into our house on the lake. We were closer to old friends in Chewelah, and just being out of the city gave us a new love for life. We went from being hermits who never wanted to do anything, to people who are busy every weekend. It has been a bit crazy! Also, very fun. The next big change for me was when James and I went camping back in July. We talked about our future a lot. What do we want to do with the rest of our lives? Do we want kids? When do we want kids? Where do we want to live? Etc…
Up until this point, I had been feeling very restless. I felt like I was living each day without a real purpose, like I had no clue what I was building towards. I went to work each day wondering what the future held for me. I talked to James about his workday each evening and wondered what he would want to do when he decided to leave his current job. I wondered when we would buy our own house. When we would decide to have kids. When I would feel like life was “settled” and not feel like I was failing at being an adult. So, when we went camping and spent hours talking about these things, it all started to fall into place. It’s amazing how much peace this gave me. It gave me a renewed vigor to how I would approach life, and thus began my most recent and personal changes.
I realized that I wanted to start living a more adventurous life. Doing things out of my comfort zone.
If that means I am being adventurous by staying up late on a weeknight, so be it. It could mean going on a random hike, or maybe even a day trip to another state. Or, maybe adventure just means trying food you aren’t sure you are going to like.
All of these things can create an adventurous and happy life. I want that life so bad. It is still so hard for me to not just want to sit at home and do nothing, but a bigger part of me knows that I want life to be exciting. I want to Be Fit, Happy, and Adventurous. Sitting around, waiting for whole weeks to pass by to get to the weekend isn’t how we were meant to live.
So, go do something fun and think to yourself, “Adventure can mean… (whatever you are doing outside of your comfort zone at that moment).”
Then we can all be one step closer to that fun and adventurous life we were meant to have.
Find my adventure posts on the blog here.
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