5 – 5 – 5 – 5 – 5I like to go on little adventures. Well, to be accurate, I like to go on adventures of any size, but going on big adventures can seem daunting. Maybe it’s time consuming or money consuming. Little adventures, however, pop up everywhere.
I like to ride my bike until I get tired, then turn around and ride home. I like to drive around the countryside in my car for a weekend, with no particular plan. This past weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Vancouver, BC for four days. We drove through Washington, we walked miles of the city every day, and I ate sushi for the first time. We enjoyed lots of little things without exhausting ourselves or having to “be” anywhere. For me, whatever happens is the adventure meant to be – there’s no way it “should” have been; there’s no “supposed to” about it.
My next adventure? I’d like to spend an afternoon riding around on the public transportation with no particular destination. I’d like to visit some parks I’ve never been to and maybe bike up to the top of Mt. Tabor (there’s a volcano in Portland!). I’d like to go to the science museum. Or maybe I’ll visit a new gym or build a gluten-free pizza for dinner.
Do these adventures seem strange or small? ‘Cause those are the best ones. The adventures that look not like adventures. The adventures that look a lot like real life.
What if you took on everything you did as if it was an adventure?
Adventures in Vancouver require coffee and umbrellas.