I had an epiphany the other day, while at the book store. Not an earthshaking face of god moment, but a good, solid, ‘open your eyes and see what’s in front of you” moment.
See, I wanted to find a magazine full of pictures and stories to get inspirations for this week’s series of blogs. You know what I found? No matter what the subject, every magazine had articles on adventure.
The articles weren’t from the travel magazines either. All the hobby magazines had some article about high adventure with-in their pages.
Cycle World, Café-Racer, Scootering, Roadrunner, Automobile, Car and Driver, Road and Track, and Four Wheel Drive and Sport Utility have your motoring adventures ready at the wheel. No gas needed.
Prefer waves over wheels? No problem. Wooden Boat, Cruiser World, Passage maker, and Small Craft Advisory have your white-capped travels ready at the tiller.
Even something as exotic as cross country horse adventures can be read about in magazines like Trail Rider.
Every magazine out there had some story of adventure or how an item can aid in or become a part of an adventure in itself. But what of outside the bookstore?
Want real wolrd globe trekking adventures? You can’t do better than the blogs of “The Nomad Grad” and “Indulge – Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences”
You could read all these and travel the world from corner to corner without ever leaving your easy chair.
But you want to know the great truth of it all? You can have the same great adventures just by stepping outside your front door! That’s all it takes. That and allowing yourself to be open to the scene around you. The one thing we all do as people is filter what we allow to come to our attention. When we’ve taken the beaten path over and over again, it’s easy to focus on where we are headed and not what’s along the way. We screen out the weeds growing in the cracks of the sidewalk; The colors of the houses as the sunlight hits them at sunset; The chirping of the birds as they fly and roost in their nests. All these become white noise after a while and we miss out on the subtleties that come with them: The flower that blooms from the weed; The sharp contrast of light and shadow; The light peep that comes from the newborn birds. Everything is out there waiting for us to take on our great adventure of life.
So do what I do. Read the great blogs of “The Nomad Grad” and “Indulge”. Grab your favorite magazine and devour it from cover to cover. Let their ways inspire and then go out and have an adventure of your own. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
Links to “The Nomad Grad” and “Indulge -Travel, Adventure & New Experiences” below.