I’ve just returned from a few weeks away on a journey. It’s been fabulous to have a change of scene and change to the normal day to day routine. Travelling with my daughter, who is in her twenties encouraged me to be bold and adventurous.
I found myself in the sea face to face with great white sharks, then squeezing through tight spaces in amazing underground caves and zipping through the tree canopy attached to a harness, yelping with delight.
These adventures have reinforced how life enhancing it is to do something different. I’ve been very privileged to be able to travel to another part of the world and not everybody can do this. However we can all make small changes and see adventure in things around us.
One of my resolutions is to continue to have adventures on a regular basis so last night I watched the stars from my garden and saw some shooting overhead.
In among the more adrenaline fuelled activities of recent weeks I’ve undertaken a more thoughtful challenge: This entailed me attempting to do some art – something I’ve not tried since my schooldays. At school I was told not to even to think about taking part is the subject as I had no ability. I’ve carried this message of myself around for a long time so the thought of putting pen to paper in an attempt to create something beyond stick creatures was pretty daunting. Whilst not claiming to be the next Picasso or Van Gogh, I have been pleasantly surprised that I can produce something vaguely artistic and that I can enjoy the process too. Being bold and adventurous can be done without the need to chase adrenaline. So my challenge to you is to find something you thought you couldn’t do too and give it a try. Be bold and adventurous. Treat yourself lightly and have some fun on the way.