A friend of mine is wrapping up a three-month trip around the world as I type. I know, doesn’t that sound fantastic? Well, the more I think about it, the more certain I am that this is not the right time for me to quit my job and have a similar adventure. However, I can still live vicariously through folks like my friend, Bev, and Randall Gornowich (the Grand Rapids photographer I featured in today’s GR Press Art & Craft column), right?
Instead of feeling bad that you can’t to drop everything and travel the world right now, consider broadening your definition of “adventure.” I try to have what I call mini-adventures every day. Yesterday the girls and I collected pine needles for a future pine needle basket weaving project. And today, I braided Abby’s hair for the first time. (I had been trying to persuade her to let me braid her hair for months and she finally requested braids today.) Then, against my better judgement, I waded into a very shallow section of Twin Lake wearing my Cannon 40D around my neck so I could take some pictures at a family party. I admit this was a very foolish idea given the slippery muck I was sinking into during the shoot and what it would cost to replace my camera, but I got some precious shots of my daughters and their cousins sitting on the edge of the deck without getting my camera wet so I’m very happy and looking forward to our next mini-adventure.
How about you? When was your last adventure? Where did you go? What did you do?