I love the adventure, venturing out to the woods or riding my bike to see new places. But I have the normal life, job to do, bills to pay and duties to take care of.
Everyday life might feel dull when your mind wanders out there yearning for adventure. Life of a pro adventurer is not realism and life of a weekend warrior is not satisfying enough. Is there a solution?
I can't just leave everything and start living on the road but can I do something to make my life more adventurous?
I have found out that a big part of this dilemma is about my own mind. Basically, it is all about a question: what is an adventure?
Luckily I have my little princess teaching me. As I have written before, learning to look at the world through the eyes of a child is a great skill, a mindset that helped me to find a solution to the question above.
Every daily commute can be an adventure, every step taken outdoors can. If I want to live a more adventurous life, I need to make mine to be one. So, here are my tips to live a more adventurous life in the middle of the family, work, and other duties.
Most important thing is to change your mindset
Not every adventure will be a gigantic one, nor does it need to be. Even the tiny adventure of a commute to work is a valid adventure, you just need to appreciate it.
We, humans, are masters in making excuses and finding reasons why we can’t do something.
Once again it’s time to learn from the children, the greatest teachers in our lives. Kids just do, they don't waste time finding excuses, they are too busy enjoying their adventures.
I can't make the multi-day bike-packing trip whenever I want but I can turn every daily commute into a micro-adventure. With a little effort, my commute can be an escape from the rat race, including a nice outdoor meal and even sleeping under the stars.
Most of all adventure, especially with a kid is a mindset. The easiest way to make life more adventurous is to find the eyes and the mind of a child.
All you really need for an adventure is just grabbing your backpack and stepping out of the door
Once again we need to learn from the kids. Look how they grab few blankets and turn the living room floor into a campsite. Why don’t we just join in?
Take a day off, pack your backpack, and just go out. No planning, no goals, just spending time outdoors. That’s how an adventure is made.
We just need to change our concept of an adventure, any journey can be an adventure if we just let it be.
For my daughter, every single trip to kindergarten is a full-scale exploration. She grabs her backpack, hops on her bike, and starts to explore.
Once again I can say with huge gratitude. Thanks for the lesson honey.