i recently heard the phrase.. “there are a lot of ways to blaze a trail, adventure comes in all shapes and sizes.” traveling the u.s. and leaving brick & mortar life behind for a stint is an adventure for sure, and for us it is one that we planned and dreamed of for awhile before launching this year. i know lots of you out there dream of doing the exact same thing. it has taught us more in the past 6 months than we would have learned in years. we’ve learned more about what we like and don’t like, what thrills us in a new place and what makes us want to keep on moving. we’ve learned so much about the united states that we never, ever imagined. much of what we have found has been disappointing and sad, like the loss of middle america, and some of what we have found has been amazing. with this blog we are sharing, in as unbiased a way as possible, what we’ve learned in hopes that those of you planning your own dream getaway will be saved some unnecessary routes and at the same time be pointed directly to what will give you the most satisfaction.
what I know for sure it that as the phrase says..adventure comes in all shapes & sizes..is absolutely true. uou can have huge adventure without ever leaving where you are right now. you can kick the bad boyfriend to the curb and demand better, you can start your own etsy shop, cut your hair short that you’ve worn long your whole life (big! adventure) try spicy thai food when you’re normally a spaghetti-only person. little adventures are what really make up life. yes, the big things make for big outcomes, but big things (like trips across the u.s.) are only for x amount of time and it’s all concentrated, whereas little things all the time make up a full life. sometimes big changes are both fun and necessary but too often we discount what the little things will do for us in the long haul. treat yourself to a cafe au lait in the morning, take the time to make it and enjoy it instead of whatever is fastest and easiest, cultivate new friends, go to the free day at the museum, devote more time to your hobbies, get a dog or a cat, take walks in the evening. all of these “little” things are what make day-to-day life go round and round, remind yourself that anything out of your norm is an adventure. try doing the things that in the moment you brush off for another day. have little adventures, eat lunch outside, have breakfast for dinner, all while you plot & plan for the big adventures. but today and each day forward.. enjoy the things that in the end make life that much sweeter… all from where you are right now.