Seeing as this is the focus of my blog, I thought I’d clear things up by defining “adventure”.
Wikipedia (yes, I know it’s unreliable but I still take it like the Bible on all topics and don’t lie, so do you) says adventure is defined as an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. I like this definition a lot! It’s broad but it’s the exact thing I am looking for in my life. Wiki then goes on to talk about how adventure usually has to do with extreme sport or dangerous activities….but I’m going to overlook that 🙂
Adventure, for me, is about doing something outside your comfort zone. It’s about breaking out of your routine and the monotony of your life and doing something new. I strongly believe that “adventure” is based on perspective. My adventures might not be yours, and vice versa. Adventure is personal. Adventure is interpretive.
I do agree that most adventure does involve a certain amount of risk. The unfamiliar is risky, and adventure is usually unfamiliar. I don’t believe that danger and adventure are synonymous; a least not the kind of adventure I intend to have. An adventure can be something carefully planned out that you’ve spent time working towards. It doesn’t need to be a spontaneous, life-threatening activity. Though a spur of the moment adventure or two never hurt…
For me, I’m going to define my adventure based on a feeling. Is it something I wouldn’t do everyday? Am I pushing outside of my boundaries? Am I excited (in a giddy way or a pee my pants way)? Is this something brand new? Am I growing or changing in some unique way?
Mainly answered yes? Hello adventure!