3 months of Adventure Challenges

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!

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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