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  • Kimberly Hula 10:14 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    What we see when we talk about we… 

    I just want to take a moment to highlight some of the adventures listed below that run the gamut but inspire me and I’m certain others in ways unexpected and sincerely celebrated.  Here, in our adventuring community we’ve heard tale of slowing down, pushing up, forgiveness, anger, solitude, memory, music and love.

    Each contribution is unique and telling and the product of a good-great-best year.  So thank you.  Thank you for making each and every one of us a little more humble, a lot more anticipatory and instilling in us a sense of darling adventure.

    So don’t lose sight of what Plato once said, “The good is the beautiful” and remember that YOU are the good.

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    • Julie 9:39 am on April 19, 2010 Permalink

      Wow! So inspirational! I linked here through the AOL Maressa Brown story, and you and your fabulous cohorts have definitely lit a fire within me. A few weeks ago I lost a high school friend to a heart attack and he was only 40. Needless to say, really living life has been in the forefront of my thoughts as of late. Thank you for sharing your spirit and your adventures!

    • Dane 10:09 am on April 19, 2010 Permalink

      WOW! You are so amazing! I am 13yrs old and this summer you’ve inspired me to start my own”14 WEEKS OF SUMMER ADVENTURE” i am homeschooled and proud of it but it means i have more or less days of homework than public kids. but good luck in your adventures ( i will pray for you)

    • G. 11:16 am on April 19, 2010 Permalink

      Sounds amazing!

    • FlyGirl 11:20 am on April 19, 2010 Permalink

      Wow, I absolutely LOVE this idea of adventures! I am truly an adventurer thru-n-thru. My latest undertaking has been skydiving, and I suggest you try to add this to your list of musts, maybe squeeze it in as a bonus adventure. I made my first tandem jump, was immediately hooked, and a year later earned my license to jump solo. It is the most incredibly liberating experience I have ever had the pleasure to participate in. Not many people have the courage to make that jump, but I promise you that it is worth every single second. It opened up my mind and heart and now I really do live one minute at a time (one minute is your freefall time, with 5 minutes under canopy). Really, please try this!

    • Sherri Cox 12:13 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink

      This is sooo cool! We travel constantly for work (my husband is a construction consultant)…No exaggeration we filed 350 days away from home on our 2009 taxes…Any way life gets pretty boring & we inevitabley become “mall rats” in every city we come to. We do some geocaching, but this has rekindeled our love of adventure…We are 14 weeks behind ya’ll, but this weekend we’re starting our adventures by going on a jet skiing/snorkeling trip in the FL, Keys…YAHOO!…Thanks for the inspiration

    • wip78 7:39 pm on April 20, 2010 Permalink

      AWESOME!!!

  • eatveggiesdrinkwine 9:45 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventure 10/52: Slow i n g d o w n 

    vacation mode

    If only I could be in vacation mode all the time...

    So, I haul a$$. There’s just no other way to say it. Doesn’t matter if I have a destination or not, I walk like I needed to be there FIVE MINUTES AGO, people. Outta my way!

    If I had to pinpoint where this all started, my guess is college. Far from overprotective parents, I could finally walk places after dark, all by my lonesome. Since I’m five feet tall on a good day, I realized I needed to adopt a don’t-mess-with-me glare and accompanying pace. It also helped me get to my 8 am Calculus class, give or take a few minutes.

    A few weeks ago I realized that this mad rush is not limited to my gait … it’s taken over my entire life. It’s not unusual for me to drive 20 miles over the speed limit on my way to work. I practically attack the keyboard when I’m typing emails. I often find myself taking the first chance to end a conversation, in person and on the phone. This is a rather embarrassing discovery for a yogini to make. It’s not like I can’t be mindful and move through life with intention, but it’s sadly just not my default mode.

    In an effort to reset my internal speedometer, I spent a few weeks in slow mode. (Because just a few days would be rushing things, right?!) I intentionally picked the slowest grocery line, walked behind the slowest person possible on the path from the parking garage to my office, lingered over a discussion, and drove the speed limit. When I remembered, and when I felt like I could do so without losing my mind.

    This was by far the toughest adventure I’ve undertaken, and probably my least successful one in terms of accomplishing my goal. I did make some important observations: (More …)

     
    • yearof52adventures 10:03 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink

      I love this post because I do EXACTLY the same thing. I even had a mantra “slow down, you die” but, but, but at the end of the day there is nothing wrong with taking a moment to take it all it. This is an inspiration and I thank you for taking the time to tell us about it.

    • lisa 7:20 am on April 19, 2010 Permalink

      You have made me slow down, if not for just a moment. I am going to have people blowing the horn at me and giving me middle fingers and such because i’m slowing down on the road. I’m going to do the speed limit. I’m going to walk when it is possible and i’m standing in the longest line in Walmart in stead of rushing. Thanks for the inspiration with not persperation!

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