New Adventure

Adventure.  An adventure is an exciting experience that is typically a bold, sometimes risky, undertaking.  Even the definition gives me a little thrill.  As you may have surmised, I’m contemplating a new adventure and it’s stirring up all kinds of mixed feelings.  Apprehension.  Fear.  Excitement.  Possibilities of success? Failure?  I’m vacillating back and forth like a rusty saw.  Should I?  Shouldn’t I? One minute I’m opening the door of possibility  a crack, peering inside and seeing all kinds of wonderful things.  And the next minute I’m slamming it shut.

Don’t we all do that when we’re contemplating anything new?  But why?  Why do we slam the door shut?  Why don’t we take a leap?  Is it because we’re afraid of stepping out of our controlled environment?  Even if it’s boring, and mundane.  At least, you say, I know what to expect.  But do you….really?  Trying to keep things the same is trying to control the uncontrollable.  We delude ourselves into thinking  all the people around us and all the circumstances, will always remain the same. Thus we will be safe and comfortable.

Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, said, “The only constant thing in the world is change.”  Time passes.  We grow older.  Trying to hold fast to the familiar is only a delusion.

The definition of adventure is different for everyone. Your adventure can be as life altering as starting a new business, moving to a new house, taking a trip.  Or it can be as small as eating alone in a restaurant, going to a new coffee shop.  Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes, from life changing to simply creating a unique pleasurable moment. The important thing is that it infuses a spark of excitement into your life.  That it leaves you changed, expanded….. better for the having of it.

I’m advocating today that each of us strike out on an adventure of one sort or another. Disregard the naysayers….and there will be naysayers.  The bigger the adventure the louder the cry of opposition. Step out, do something bold and risky, possibly even with the potential for danger….like skydiving.  Just don’t ask me to join you in those types of adventures.  I prefer my exploits to require both feet planted firmly on the ground.

I implore you.  I urge you.  I challenge you.  Step out, take a chance.  Stir things up. Feel free to share your adventure in the comments below.  We are all waiting to applaud your boldness, whatever form it takes.  Go out.  Seek adventure and start….attracting magic!!

17 thoughts on “New Adventure

  1. I think as we age, adventure in any form, keeps us feeling alive. I just started a pottery class and it feels good to step out and learn something new. Thank you for your blogs Lynn, they are always encouraging, and feel like a comforting light amidst the negativity in our country today.

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  2. Definitely something interesting to think about, especially considering as we age we tend to take fewer chances. Thanks for the inspiration and the nudge to consider a new venture and adventures into our lives.

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  3. Thanks again Lynn for reminding me of something important to me. I love new experiences, and I loathe “same old same old” but yes, lately it’s been getting harder to go out of my comfort zone. But recently I did. I like to read a local magazine about health and fitness, and saw that they are looking for success stories. So I wrote about my new fitness workout this past year and its success. (high intensity interval training at our local snap fitness gym). Anyway, my story will be published in December. By doing this, I am making a more emphasized committment to my exercise plan, which will keep me going to the gym this winter. Now on to the next adventure. thanks Lynn for the encouragement : )

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  4. I find that I get stuck in the day to day grind of work, sleep, rinse repeat. It is important to remember to take a breath, take a pause, and look for something new. Even if it’s a different way home from work…that can lead to an adventure and it doesn’t have to take all day, it can fit into my already maxed out schedule!

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