The Secret to Becoming Adventurous

I’m not usually big on resolutions, but for 2017, I had something in mind: tiny adventures.

For those of you who read 3 Chairs regularly, you know by now that I’m a homebody, and having a routine makes me feel grounded and secure, especially on the days I’m working from my couch. BUT it’s tricky. Being so set in my ways, I miss out on life’s little unpredictable moments — the ones you find when you’re willing to diverge from your daily beaten path.

So, I made a vow to myself: I would take a tiny adventure every day. Somedays, my tiny adventure means walking down a different street on my way home. Sometimes it means pushing myself to go out for a drink when I’m cranky. Sometimes it’s just means not putting on my pajamas until it’s bedtime. Seriously. Anyone can embark on a tiny adventure! The point isn’t so much what you do, it’s simply that you show up. It’s pushing open a small door when you would rather keep it closed. And that was a huge a-ha moment: adventure doesn’t have to be an 8 mile hike up a ragged mountain. It doesn’t have to mean sweat and sharks and Cliff bars. All it takes is stepping outside your house, looking at the trees and people and sky and listening to the curious child inside. Let her lead the way.


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4 thoughts on “The Secret to Becoming Adventurous

  1. This is the best. So manageable — and still pushing yourself! I always struggle so much with the balance between knowing + being at peace with my homebody-ness and then pushing myself to adventure. Also the PJ line totally cracked me up, for me…waiting until bedtime is like TRULY wild.

  2. I adore your blog. Every single thing you post draws me in! The only other blog I can say that about is Cup of Jo. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there and brightening your readers’ days!

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