Make Life an Adventure: Travel and Let Life In!

There is nothing quite like the thrill of traveling. To venture to a new world without knowing what you will see, who you will meet, or where the road will take you, it is a strange blend of delightful butterflies and heart racing nervousness.

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Last year my husband and I did something pretty crazy. We sold our house and quit our jobs to pick up and travel. It wasn’t a decision made out of haste, but a very planned out adventure that we decided to take after a rough few years that involved my husband being ill then recovering from an accident. For three months we traveled the country and just lived. We drove wherever the road took us and camped out at night. Long nights were spent star gazing and talking about the sights we had seen that day. We visited National Parks and went on hikes. There was cliff diving and campfires. It was just us and the road.

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SAMSUNGHowever, getting to that point was anything but easy. It was terrifying to completely leave our lives behind for what many told us was a stupid idea. Not many were supportive, and I wasn’t a hundred percent sure that I wanted to go through with it. Now, being on the other side of the journey, so much has changed for the better and I know the adventure was well worth it. I have learned so much about myself, my marriage, and what I want out of this life. I learned to slow down and live in the moment. We don’t have a lot of time on this Earth, but we forget that when we seem to live in endless days of work, traffic, and chores.

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31 thoughts on “Make Life an Adventure: Travel and Let Life In!”

  1. I love this post! Those pictures are fabulous, and while I haven’t seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty yet, it’s definitely on my must-watch list!

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  2. In regards to K-cups, I had never heard of: Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll Coffee or Green Mountain’s Hot Apple Cider.

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  3. Well, I am currently facing stepping outside of my comfort zone, because I am contemplating a move overseas. It would be exciting and give me an opportunity to see Asia and Australia more easily, but my biggest fear is making this huge move and feeling lonely and then having to give up and come back home.

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    • Big life changes are always a little scary. What an exciting opportunity though – don’t pass it up! Make it a point to go out and explore and put yourself in situations where you will make friends…you’ll do great!!

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    • Failure was my biggest fear when we left for our trip. I was terrified that I would have to come home and beg for a job and admit to everyone that they were right, and the trip was a waste of time and money. But it was the most liberating thing I have ever experienced, and I figured things out as I went.
      You’ll always wonder what if. Take this opportunity! Moving overseas sounds incredible. Have faith and confidence in yourself. You would be surprised how much you learn about yourself and your inner strength when you have to face changes.

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  4. If I could pick up today and travel, I would make a big circle of the whole US by car OR if I were flying I would go to New Zealand. It looks beautiful there and I would love to visit!

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