Do yourself a favor. Take a moment to answer the following question. It need not be long and detailed, but it should be thoughtful.
Got it? Good. Write it down because we’ll come back to it in a bit.
Living My Own Adventure-Filled Life
Since starting this blog, I’ve become more and more adventurous with every post. Adventurous as it relates both to the outdoors and my personal life. This is partly because I’ve made some personal changes, partly because I’ve met incredible people that inspire and push me, and partly because I’ve made myself accountable for the goals I’ve set here online. I’ve always been one to set personal goals. And while I’m a fantastic list-maker and planner, I wasn’t always the best at following through on all of those goals.
But as I was graduating college (and starting this blog) in 2012, I knew I was ready for something totally new. I was completely bored and uninspired in my hometown and needed to see new things, meet new people, and just feel uncomfortable for a while. So I headed to Maine to volunteer. It was there that I met some of the coolest people ever—other people that were embarking on their own adventure and trying something new.
Together, we worked on My Maine (Bucket) List; a long list of everything I wanted to do, see, and eat while in Maine. Since returning, my #52in52 goal is helping me to get outside and try new things back in New York.
Over the past year, I’ve found out how important it is to challenge yourself to try new things and become oh-so passionate about something dear to you. For me, it was becoming more adventurous; to live an adventure-filled life. And I know that this is the same for most of you.
Your Adventure-Filled Life
Therefore, I’d love for everyone to share their plans and goals for the upcoming year. Are you moving? Climbing your biggest mountain yet? Skiing at every resort on your shortlist? Trying backpacking for the first time? How are you going to live an adventure-filled life in 2014?
I’ll be compiling everyone’s responses and sharing them in a new post at the start of 2014. My hope is that the responses will help you to think about what adventures are in your future and inspire everyone to live their own version of an adventure-filled life in 2014. So…