I’ve been getting kind of stuck lately in the hum-drum of life—wake up, do my work, come home, walk the dog, have dinner, follow my to-do list, add more items to my to-do list. Yesterday morning while writing in my journal, I was doing my somewhat standard, somewhat panicked review in my head of what I wanted to accomplish that day, and I was reminded why I write in a journal every morning.
There I was, filling myself up with the usual hum-drum stress, and suddenly, the writing opened a window for me—“what am I doing?” I thought—“what about the adventure?” Then I scribbled the question: “Can’t we choose in each moment to make our lives an adventure?” I mused on in my journal pages about how you can make your life an adventure, even when you still have to exercise and do the ironing.
While I’m still not sure what the answer to that question is, I do know that just the feeling, the idea that you can choose to make life an adventure, is revolutionary. It could change the world! I think the mindset is much more than the actions—you can be living an adventure whether you’re making dinner or going skydiving. One of the first things that came to mind is what a different energy you bring to a situation and to other people (and to your own life) when you’re living with a sense of adventure and possibility (as opposed to hum-drum stress)! There’s the revolution!
Of course, I wanted to translate this idea into a drawing, so I made the drawing above. The idea of a wild road at the center came to mind, and then the drawing grew from there. Happy adventures to you!