Tiny Adventures: Week 1

I decided recently that I was going to make a point to have some sort of small adventure every week. I think too often we tend to think of adventure as something big and grand that needs to be planned out and requires long car trips or airplanes.  The truth is, adventure can be a part of everyday life. Opportunities for adventures are all around us, it’s just a matter of stepping out of routine and, sometimes, out of one’s comfort zone.

Here’s a confession: I love my comfort zone. I’m not naturally spontaneous. I like to plan things out and can be resistant to those plans changing. I like my routine, and do not consider myself to be naturally adventurous. But, when I step out of that comfortable place, or try something new, or go exploring, I grow as a person. And sometimes I even have fun. If nothing else, it’s usually interesting. The word “adventure” didn’t become a part of my personal vocabulary until recently, and I am very glad that it did.

So, I’m starting a little Sunday series on my blog called “Tiny Adventures” where I’ll fill you in on the previous week’s efforts.

Most of last week’s adventures happened yesterday:

  • Went snow tubing with some friends. First time in a couple of years! Not sure why I haven’t been going, because it was so much fun. Hiking back up the hill is pretty good exercise, too.
  • Late-night trek to a restaurant I had never eaten at before. Our waitress was completely fascinating, we got to draw on the table covering with crayons, and it was perfect food to fill up our tummies after a fun night out.
  • Dug the backyard firepit out from 2 feet of snow. Part 1 of this particular adventure. A snow bench has been formed for folks to sit on when we have our snowy wintertime fire. That will be part 2 and I’m very excited about it.

A successful first week! What kinds of small adventures do you inject into your daily life? I’d love to hear about them!

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10 thoughts on “Tiny Adventures: Week 1

  1. Katie

    This sounds like a great start to the adventure-a-week plan! I can identify with the second paragraph quite a bit. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lisa

    I AGREE! Starting at my birthday in Sept I started a list called 50 fun things. I plan to have it done by my next birthday. I am up to 26 already!

  3. Elizabeth

    Thanks for your comments, ladies!

    Lisa, I love the 50 fun things plan. What's on your list? I'd love to hear about it. Hmmm, guest blog post perhaps?

  4. Patrick Gensel

    Sounds like a good bit of adventure was had! I just moved into a new place this week, that was an adventure in it's self. Tonight I will drive a snomobile for the first time ever, so that will be an adventure too.

    Have fun. Keep adventuring.

    -Patrick

  5. Tiffany

    I love the idea of daily adventures! Adventuring this week included doing all the things I love that I haven't done continuously in a while – yoga, run, climb and lift. Feels great. All for this weekend's adventure – snowshoeing and mountain biking! Can't wait to see what next week brings for you, E!!

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