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April 1, 2013

adventure


I know it's been awhile since I've posted and I'm not going to write another paragraph on apologizing (like almost always) when I do it again anyway. The past month has been awfully busy for me, catching up with school and everything. But nevertheless, I've been thinking about this idea for a while now, and I thought it'd be good to leave it on here.

I will be deleting this blog.
Haha kidding, April Fools!
I miss typing on here. 

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I was chatting with an old friend over in Facebook the other day and he told me about his disappointment - how he and his family did not have any plans on travelling over the summer. For a while, I shared the disappointment with him. I mean, who doesn't love the taste of adventure, the anticipation for the unknown, or the wondrous delight of getting lost in a culture that you've never experienced before?

That's the word for it. Adventure.
He was disappointed because his summer had no more room for any adventure.
I sat and thought hard. Really hard. 
And then I realized he was wrong.
Because often,
the greatest of adventures 
are the smallest ones.
The ones we expect the least.

I told him he had to reason to be disappointed.
Travelling is too expensive, he said.
Travelling isn't as easy as it sounds, he said.

Although what he said could be true at some point,
 I think that the easiest way to travel
 - or to have an adventure; to find something unusually exciting -
is to travel out of our comfort zones,
and try something new.

9 comments:

Jemimah said...

You almost had me there. I read sentences one by one, so I nearly fell for that joke...only for a second. Gullible much? This is why I hate the first of April!

Anyway, this whole post resonates with the definition of adventure that I believe in. It's not always about travelling to some foreign country, but instead, leaving a "place"--literal or figurative--that you've always been in and discovering something new. YES, YES, YES, that's all I can say.

lots of love, Jemimah

Rachelle Dela Torre said...

I know how your friend feels since me and my family won't be going out of the country either for this summer...but its okay since we'll be out of town!
I'm glad youre back and happy april fools to you too!
You're an inspiration to me xx

rejuvenatedsunrise.blogspot.com

Acacia said...

You inspire me so much. I love you and your blog to the moon and back.

xx

Elisha said...

MISSED YOU. Don't you dare delete this blog! I'd miss the gorgeousness!

Regina Navata said...

i was thrilled when you said you would delete this blog. Good thing there was the april fools line! haha

i love this post by the way! very well said :)

regina from highwayofsurprises.blogspot.com

Barbora said...

Happy u are not deleteing!! :D
Nice post!! Adventure is all around us hope your friend will understand :))


xx Barbora♥♥
abitconfusing.blogspot.com

Colin Daniele Dancel said...

Ohmygosh.. I saw your post on my blogger dash & it stops with the line "I'll be deleting this blog" and I was like.. NO. WHY! Then I immediately opened the post and gosh, you were kidding! gah! Haha! Glad you won't! :) Btw, check your email if you have time! Stay safe!

xo
colindaniele.blogspot.com

Jianine said...

This is really awesome, i agree with everything :) Happy super late april fools! (you got me at the first part haha)

Tawny Fawns said...

I completely agree with what you're saying - but also, the greatest adventures and the greatest memories can be made on your doorstep, there is no need for them to cost anything at all!
-rach
tawnyfawns.blogspot.co.uk

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