Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
Because one adventure is never enough. Multiple overlapping adventures of many different styles, shapes, sizes, and directions is preferable and more exciting. Currently there is the large, seemingly all encompassing adventure that is RAGGEDedge, but on top of that are the added layers of continual growth and changes, that each seem to be their own little adventure. In some ways, everyday is literally an adventure. There are always crossroads, decisions to be made, OODAloops to make faster. And while changes can always be made (and we make them on a regular basis), we can’t go backwards, so there inevitably there are consequences both good and bad. Its all an adventure (in my book anyways) because its exciting. While the nuts and bolts are sometimes just that, when I put it all in perspective, the magnitude of what we do, what we have done, and what we have potential to do is hard to wrap my brain around. My imagination (which I’ve always thought was pretty awesome and far fetched and crazy) has a hard time keeping up.
With all of that ongoing in the foreground, the back of my mind is occupied with what might be considered more normal (gasp! horror!) adventures: backpacking trips, MTBing roadies, living out of a car and driving across the country- taking pics and meeting peeps along the way, climbing Redwoods!- Wild Trees style, biking the Pacific Northwest, and learning to snowboard, just to name a few.
No matter what kind of adventure it is, on some level it makes me nervous. Some just a low buzz, others a blaring, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE DOING kind of alarm. And some of them oscillate back and forth or somewhere in between. But that’s a big part of what makes them all adventures. And that is why I like them. They force you to stretch and grow.
Its time to get more comfortable being uncomfortable, and just let the magic happen.