Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Creating your own micro-adventure

Just some quick thoughts this morning as I enjoy my coffee outside, with birds chirping overhead and the sun rising over the forest, soaked with last night's rain.

That adventure you are waiting for? The one that will spark your creativity and get your ass in gear? It is waiting for you.

It doesn't have to be the month-long trip to Iceland or even the week-long raft trip in the grand canyon. It can be a weekend hike or a night spent sleeping under the stars and roasting marshmellows. Preferrably both ;-)

What I'm trying to say is that a *micro-adventure* can be just as satisfying and just as helpful to pressing your "reset" buttons as a huge, expensive undertaking can. In some ways it can be much more so; you can come home after a few days outdoors and still have enough money in your wallet for beers with your friends.

Don't do it for the selfies, the facebook profile pictures, the twitter followers - you don't even have to post it on social media. Do it for yourself. Do it to experience something new.

The adventure that your soul seeks, the smell of the outdoors, the discomfort of being a little warm or a little cold than the climate control in your apartment allows, the smell of a campfire and the freedom to take off your watch, turn off your phone, and see the world around you...

It is waiting for you.

All you have to do is grab a map, close your eyes, point, go!

(this post inspired by the shenanigans of Al Humphreys)