Adventure can be overwhelming to think about, because it can seem like you have to spend all the money and use all the vacation days and travel far away and spontaneously wake up one day and say "screw the deadlines" and quit your job in order to have it. And that's just not true.
To me, adventure is a state of mind. You can have the best adventure ever sitting still on your couch--just ask anyone who's ever read a good book. Sure, some of the best adventures cost money and require planning or rearranging your life, but some of the best ones don't.
Adventure isn't about going and seeing and trying new things every single day. I love having plans to do fun things, love going new place, love trying new things. But I don't want to do that every day...I mean, sometimes you just want mac and cheese for dinner while you're wearing sweatpants, you know?
That's what adventure is to me. It's building a life that you love. It's dinner at the new French restaurant on Saturday and eating mac and cheese in your sweatpants on Sunday.
Adventure is choosing to explore. It's not about building a brand new life that you no longer recognize, it's about exploring with your own life, in your own town.
Cheers to more adventure. To trying new things. To more failures and more successes. To more Netflix nights and more nights outside under the stars. To trips across the country and to exploring your home town. To spontaneity and to planning. To staying up way too late and to taking time to rest. See, adventure isn't about only doing one type of thing. It's about building a life full of all the things you love.
So let's all be adventures this year. Because life is too short to not be enjoyed.