I've noticed something as I get older.
Yeah, I know- 27 isn't exactly a ripe old age to reflect on lessons learned. But, here's what I know.
As I get older, my gut reflex is to be cautious.
I save extra spending money. I am careful with my heart. I weigh my adventures wisely and thoroughly. I think things through, make lists, analyze the pros and cons. I do a lot of praying- and even when every part of my being says "jump!"- my instinct is to stay on the shore.
It's nice and warm on the shore. And the drinks have umbrellas!
That's not to say I'm always cautious. I have been known to throw caution to the wind a time or two. In fact, I pride myself in following my gut & speaking my mind.
But what about adventure? What about dreaming big and living large?
In 2012, I want adventure. I have some bigger adventures planned; but I have a few very tangible, smaller adventures in mind, too.
And THAT brings me right back to my list of resolutions!
Resolution #2: Go Camping!
Yes, camping! I went as a girl scout. And I vividly remember camping in a friend's backyard at a birthday party once.
My dad came to pick me up halfway through the night.
And I do get scared of pitch black dark and bugs.
But! All these things aside, I want to go camping!
I'm in need of a tent (this North Face seems my speed)... and probably a new flashlight.
So let the camping commence!
(And let there be plenty of pre-cooked food!)
(And a bottle of wine or two!)
Adventure + the great outdoors. What could go wrong? :)