My friend Dave (a recent Adultitis Fighter of the Month) has Mondays off. They started becoming a little stale, so he decided to shake things up. Although he’s an avid traveler, Dave realized that he actually explored very little of his home state of Wisconsin. One day, he pulled out a map, landed on a city named Amherst and set out to make a day of exploring this unfamiliar town. Next week, he went to a city that started with the letter “B” (Babcock), followed by Columbus, and has continued his quest through the alphabet. (He’s currently on “H”.) Most of the towns are quite small, but they all have something interesting about them, whether it’s an old covered bridge, an obscure museum, or a unique little park where he and his dog Lily can hang out. And not surprisingly, these adventures turn out to be pretty economical.
As we settle into the summer here in the northern hemisphere, I thought this was a neat idea worth sharing. It’s proof that you don’t need to jet off to faraway lands to have great adventures. Heck, you don’t even need to travel to live more adventurously. You could add a twist by using the alphabet to instigate an adventure by visiting 26 new restaurants, listening to 26 new bands, or reading 26 new authors, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet.
Ruts are the moldy places where Adultitis likes to fester. Most of us get trapped in one from time to time. But you don’t have to scale mountains or jump out of planes to live an adventurous life. Turning everyday into an adventure is actually quite simple.
Just start with your ABCs.
Cathy de Seton says
great idea, especially I got stuck in a bit of a rut with something to do with my art-course…
what happened, & has happened before on other courses (via The Learning Connexion) is I create something I absolutely love and the mentor says “what else could you do with…?”
I realised the other day when I was trying to do “additions, as suggested” that when I downloaded my photographs, I absolutely hated them! I couldn’t see the point to do additions…
I like the simple look, uncluttered and didn’t need another element to make it fit the suggestion. Or I like just heaps of similar things…
Mentor okay with this…but maybe I need to retune my system with your ABC idea
Hi Cathy. Sometimes in art, we have to push ourselves past our our limits in order to see how much we appreciate our original efforts. It’s a good way to more fully “own” our style.