We LIVE for Adventure!
When was the last time you’ve been on an adventure? I mean a real adventure, diving into something new and maybe a little bit of the unknown. You have expectations but aren’t really sure they will align.
This is the stuff I live for and I think many of us have ingrained in us. Whether it’s on the surface and we realize it’s what fuels us; or it is hidden deep within us, buried by the humdrum of life and modern society. What’s holding you back from experiencing something great?
I’ve met some of my favorite people and now friends for life while traveling to new places to hunt and fish. These are like minded individuals I now plan trips with and cannot wait to hear about their last outing to the mountains, New Zealand, South America, Alaska, or wherever the draw of adventure takes them. People who have a few dollars in their pocket and a small savings account but a life long list of adventures and stories they can share. These people are money poor but experience rich and I can feel their energy and love for a life filled with adventure. To share a campfire with these people is an experience in itself. BE that guy telling those stories you love to hear!
I’m not telling you to be a nomad and quit your job and move your family or anything like that in order to travel and be “adventurous”. I am however telling you to get off your normal week routine and go do something different. What are you working so hard for saving all that money? I’m telling you take yourself and them on a weeklong adventure and get that experience. Treat yourself. Make those memories. Refuel your soul.
No one is going to remember your car, your house, or your awesome job. They are going to remember the adventures you went on, the pictures, and stories you brought back and shared around that fire. Likewise, when you are in your rocking chair you will have a much bigger smile looking at pictures of your adventures with loved ones rather than your materialistic keeping up with the Jones’ life.
These experiences of life, these small doses of adventure are what fuel our inner being. Get out there and do it! We only have so much time on this rock called earth and it is a pretty incredible place. The adventure associated with new experiences is what defines and measures our life not material possessions.