I love adventure. Being a part of new and exciting experiences. Challenging yourself and taking risks. Truly and wonderfully living.
I am ridiculously infatuated with the idea of adventure. I want to live my life adventurously, but sometimes the cautious, routine-loving woman who runs my brain makes me second guess myself. It is up to my heart to kindly tell her to please keep her fears of failure and losing control to herself. This is my life, and I am going to choose my own adventure!
I have recently been on multiple adventures with my new friend, Leah. We haven’t known each other very long, but I have already learned quite a bit from her. I admire the gutsy way she takes on life… she already wrote a brilliant blog post about what an adventure it was to become friends. (She’s a fantastic writer! Check it out here: Friend Dating).
So, I am not going to get into that particular adventure, but I wanted to share some of the others we’ve had so far!
Trying to figure things out in a giant city can be pretty tricky (especially for the directionally challenged. Ahem…me). I get scared to go out and do new things because I don’t want to get lost, get in an accident, go to far, do it by myself… the excuses go on and on. The first thing Leah invited me to do with her was a fitness class. In a place I wasn’t familiar with. On trampolines. I thought it sounded amazing, but I was a little nervous about it. So many new things all at once… the uptight lady in my head was frowning in disapproval. But I had to do it! I wanted to do it! I went for it…And it really was awesome! New activity and new friend all in one night.
Since then we’ve been on a six-mile hike in Laurel Canyon, had a lunch date in a cute cafe, and made our way to Griffith Park on a photography expedition. Hanging out with Leah is always an adventure, and I am loving it. She’s inspired me to take some new risks and be open to new adventures. People, this is the kind of friend to have.
I cannot wait til our next adventure! Until then… “Adventure is out there!”