I haven’t posted the past few weeks of adventure challenges. It’s not that I didn’t have any. I actually had a lot. Cider mill, hay rides, corn maze, bluegrass music, Renaissance Festival, karaoke strip club, getting sick out of two different moving cars, making a new friends all over the country….the list goes on. However, I find that trying to figure out how to be me again is one of the biggest challenges.
I have been traveling since April. The same week I started traveling, I moved into a new home. I have had no opportunity to make it my home or really get acclimated. It just feels like another hotel. I come home on the weekend, do my laundry, pack it back into my suitcase, and I’m off again.
My travel schedule is starting to slow way down. I just ended my current contract that kept me going all over the country. I will start a new one that will have me traveling to a few cities in the Midwest for short period of times. It will involve a lot less work and a lot less travel.
With this change in pace comes trying to find my footing. I had two weeks home where I wasn’t real sure how to act. I have no routine to fall back into, and I can’t make a new routine because I go back on the road. I sort of felt like I spent 2 weeks stumbling through my life I wasn’t totally attached to; as if I was spending my days living someone else’s life. I had to focus just a little bit harder on how to do the normal everyday things and less focus on finding new adventures.
My original intent for the adventure challenge was to do 90 days. Those 3 months have done so much for me. They helped me stay open to what the day had in store. They changed my attitude and made waking up to a new day exciting. I ended up finding some new passions, trying some new things, meeting lots of new people, and making my days more significant. I have decided that I am going to continue to try to live my Adventure Challenge.
As I start to move back into my “normal” life, I think it will help feed forward momentum. It will help me stay open. I look forward to more adventures. If you want to join in my adventure challenge, please come play along! I’d love to hear from you!