Monday, February 27, 2017
Spirit of Adventure
Bloggers are some of my favorite people. I love opening my reading list and getting updates from all of them, ready to challenge me with a new way of thinking, a way to stretch a buck or two, and inspiring me with tales of overcoming challenges. I also really enjoy the travel, or travelesque blogger sites, written by ladies (I'm sure some could be men, but my faves happen to be ladies) with an inherent spirit of adventure. These bloggers have the best way of sharing their lives in ways that make everyday seem like a new adventure. Sometimes they are off on real whirlwind trips, taking them across countries or oceans, filling their pages with photo's and stories about new places seen, new food enjoyed, new people met. Often though, as is the case with most of us, travel has to be planned and spread out to accommodate finances and available windows of time. These bloggers though with a spirit of adventure, never mind that. They make the most of what's around them, whether it be an exploratory day in their won or a nearby community, a deep walk in the woods, or hosting a group of folks in trying a new activity.
Having a spirit of adventure is one of the greatest assets a person can posses. Imagine the possibilities if everyday when I woke up, instead of moaning about the early hour, and the long commute, and the household needs, I embraced the day as an opportunity to experience something new, something I didn't experience in all my previous waking days? What if breakfast was a chance to travel the world by whipping up a batch of muffins with exotic fruits, not typically found in Minnesota, and not typically found in a muffin? What if I traveled with my camera, or even took better advantage of my cell phone camera, and pulled over to take a picture of something interesting, that caught my eye, or even just made a journal note mention of it?
My dear friend is in London right now, visiting her son who is doing a three month college abroad stint. I'm excited for her, and envious at the same time as she will experience things I remember well, and want to experience again. Her pictures so far have me smiling! Still, I equally got a smile on my face seeing Jane from Crabapple Landing post her recent woodland walk. Jane has that spirit of adventure, and I look forward to her planning her trip to Scotland, and traveling vicariously with her when later she blogs about it. It's no secret I want to travel, but in the mean time, I will keep working on developing my own better spirit of adventure, knowing no two days are ever the same; no day gets a do over. Happy Monday. Spirit on!