Monthly Archives: January 2014

Creating Adventure


The new year is upon us. A chance for us to start over with a blank slate and get some work done. The opportunities are endless, and often we have grand schemes for what we are going to do with our time.




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Many bloggers I follow do something called One Word. It’s where they pick a word to be their theme for the year. I have never done this in previous years, but I thought it would be interesting to try it out this time. So, hubby and I sat down over dinner the other night and picked the word: adventure.

The word adventure really highlights the way I’m going to try and live this year. We have several big things happening for us personally, like buying a house and moving. I also think adventure can be found in the smaller moments as well.

I’ve been trying to come up with a list of different ideas to create adventure. Here are a few:

  • Create adventure by driving to a new place.
  • Create adventure by visiting an antique store on a Saturday.
  • Create adventure by hiking a trail in another town.
  • Create adventure by hosting a dinner party.
  • Create adventure by playing dress-up and watching old movies.
  • Create adventure by reading aloud classic literature in funny voices.
  • Create adventure by going on a progressive dinner date with friends.
  • Create adventure by purchasing art supplies and hosting an art day with neighborhood kids.

The list could really go on and on. Once it started, it was hard to stop adding to it.

Adventure doesn’t have to be some big, extravagant three-week trip to the Arctic Circle. Adventure can be the way you shape your life. It can be found in everyday encounters with clerks, baristas, and spouses.

Question: How do you create adventure?