Hi, fellow adventurers! I thought it would be helpful if we began with some introductions (or re-introductions). I just read my posts from 2010- wow, time flies! I found them hilarious. They brought back some great memories.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am 33 and the mom of two boys, ages 10 and 12. I’m a self-professed travel addict who loves randomness, nature, and tries not to take life too seriously. My day job is as a therapist (LPC, CADC) in a supportive-living facility on the Southside of Chicago.
This blog inspired me to continue making short-term “bucket lists” of things I wanted to do and accomplish. My list for 2015 included:
*Buy a car
*Drive for Uber/Lyft
*Visit at least 1 foreign country (Two! Spain and Turkey)
*Take the boys to visit at least 1 new state (12!!)
*Try LSD (that’s another story, lol)
*Take a trapeze class
*Take a swing dancing class (it became my new monthly hobby!)
*Take the kids on their first horseback ride
*Bring Jake to visit a dairy and pig farm (it ended up being a pre-factory farm. oops!! lol)
*Run my first 5k
*Live with a roommate (previously I’d only lived with my ex-husband and sister)
*Join the Red Cross Disaster Action Team
Last year was a mixture of emotions for me. I dated a bit but stayed intentionally single, trying to work on myself as much as possible after a devastating break-up near the end of 2014. I feel like I’ve grown spiritually, gained confidence and clarity in my identity and passions, and am redefining what “adventure” will look like for me in the coming year. (More …)