I woke up in San Francisco this morning (my first time ever in California! I know, crazy, right?!) at a hotel I booked yesterday. I love this kind of adventure. I am someone who is naturally inclined to seek out change. I get bored easily and am sometimes impulsive. I love adventure.
When I named this blog “Yes to Adventure” I was thinking adventure in the sense of taking risks. Saying yes to the things that make us feel alive even if those decisions aren’t what people expect of us. Even if they don’t like up with a typical path to “success” or whatever.
I do still think this is part of what it means to say yes to adventure — to be willing to take risks to say true to ourselves and seek a full life. Like when I quit my job to travel or when I dropped out of law school. When I thought of “adventure” I thought of risks and big decisions.
But adventure has come to mean something more in my daily life.
I’ve started thinking of my life the way I think of a big map or an itinerary for exploring a new place. And I think saying “yes to adventure” means looking just far enough ahead to decide what to do next.
I think of myself as a traveler through my life. I’ve learned not to over plan when I travel. I have a vision, certain things I want to do and a loose timeline.
And when I travel, I have this attitude of curiosity, ready to embrace whatever I find. I learn not to try to control the outcome so much.
So many things I’ve tried to plan have turned out differently than I expected. Some worse, some just different, but mostly better.
So I’m working on saying “yes to adventure” every day. The attitude I have when I’m traveling — of meeting each morning with fresh anticipation, meeting each new moment as a new experience, and meeting each decision with a general idea of where I’m going in mind — it’s refreshing. This is how I want to live.
So friends, short post this morning but I hope you all have wonderful, adventure-filled weekends. I’m off to explore San Fran!
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