May 12, 2009

Adding Adventure to an Ordinary Life

I am looking for adventure. I swear it is out there to be found, but I have an ordinary life. So I ask myself, "How is it that I am here, at this place in my life?" It baffles me, depresses me, and amazes me all at the same time. My life is certainly not terrible, in fact, there are many things that are pretty terrific, but I can't shake that sense that there is something that I am missing, that there is more to it then THIS.

So what is THIS? I live in a city. I get in a car and drive an hour to work. There, I sit in a cubicle and do work all day long. Then, I drive an hour home. When I get home I make something to eat for dinner and then eat it. By then it is kind of late. I do a few things (hobbies mostly) and then go to bed. I have been married for a year and a half. I am in my early thirties. I don't have kids.

That brings me to adventure. In order to add some flavor, color, texture, variety to my life I am going hunting for adventure. Since I am not on vacation or on a safari all the time, my challenge is to find adventures possible in ordinary life. They may be small or large, risky or less so, but they all should overcome the inertia of homeostasis, or "the usual". In other words I am going to get off my butt and try to experience new, unusual and non-routine things.

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