How to navigate the low adventure days

Today was a low adventure day. Woke up and felt I had my head in the clouds. Went to my normal office job, which is ho hum.

How do we navigate the low adventure days? Today, I just got through, but what I should have done, is taken maybe 20 minutes to find some time to write in my journal and remind myself about all the adventures that are out there waiting for me – to keep it current in my mind and keep my energy heading in that direction.

Today was more about buckling down, getting the day job done and then coming home to the side hustle. Yes, the side hustle; my get away car. I am putting all of my spare moments into creating a business that I will use to free myself and my family of the geographical and time restrictions we currently have. It’s not that I don’t want to work hard. I quite like it if it is something I enjoy. I just want to be able to do it on my own terms.

So today’s adventure was an internal one – mustering the energy and the determination to stick with getting the side hustle off the ground. At the moment I’ve hit a low point. I’m frustrated and feel like I’ll never get there. But this is where the adventurous spirit comes in. Adventure isn’t just about thrill seeking and joy riding. There is a good measure of perseverance in every adventure. Right now I’m focusing on putting one foot in front of the other, like the time I climbed Cotopaxi and felt the effects of altitude like led in my legs. I got there in the end, but that’s a story for another time…

Welcome

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

— Helen Keller

Hello dear reader! Welcome to my new blog about adventures of all shapes and sizes. Understood in broad terms, adventure is one of the most central concepts of my life. Of course, I love a good ol’ fashioned adventure – taking off in the unknown with the certainty that I will be surprised, challenged and most importantly learning about myself and the great wide world.

My current life doesn’t afford me the large blocks of time I had in my twenties to go on adventures. Now that I’m raising a family, having a career and running a household, I’ve come to appreciate all manner of adventure: adventures with kids and family, adventures of the heart, intellectual adventures and even the pedestrian adventures that are possible in the mundane every day life. I’ve found there is almost always opportunity for adventure if I look.

The purpose of this blog is to create a space for a community of people who are seeking adventure in their lives and making them happen. People just like you.