Miriam Gomberg
remembering a hairbrained adventure

ingredients of an adventure

Who enjoys being bored? Same old, same old, same old…YAWN.

I dread feeling static and continually crave excitement. Perhaps this makes me an adventurer.

What exactly is an adventure? Is it the opposite of routine? For some reason, visions of Adventureland at Disneyland comes to mind. Does this mean adventures require travel or can I have one at home while snuggling up with my dog?

Being a firm believer in making my own rules, i determine what constitutes an adventure. So…what are the perfect ingredients for an adventure? OOOH! I feel a list coming. Woot!

 makings of an adventure

  1. a mission/goal/objective (you get it). Is the goal to have fun, go to the grocery store, create a blogpost out of thin air? It’s all part of an adventure.
    remembering a hairbrained adventure

    remembering a harebrained adventure

  2. something untried or untested. Something as simple as walking instead of driving, or tea instead of coffee. The adventure might also be scary or dangerous.
  3. gain something new. The newly gained something can be swag, treasures at a garage sale, or a bruise or bump on the head. If it’s new, it’s an adventure.
  4. no fear allowed! Seriously! It isn’t an adventure if I wimp out. Part of what makes it a thrill is sucking up the fear and doing it anyway.

adventures remembered

I’ve done a lot, seen a lot and experienced lots of varied adventures. Why not create another adventurous list showcasing some of my faves?

  1. Being an exchange student on four different occasions.
  2. Opening and operating a small business for 15 years.
  3. Having and raising 2 kids
  4. Going back to school in my mid thirties (OK, it was really my mid-late-thirties, but who is counting)
  5. Discovering my inner mermaid and letting her swim.
  6. Dancing burlesque and performing a solo
  7. Getting up each day, in order to face the world and make a difference.

Surely there are more possible adventure tales but it’s late, I’m tired and ready to begin an adventure in sleep. Is that even possible? Maybe just falling asleep and staying asleep will be the adventure. Lately, I’ve been adventuring into insomnia (but that is a different stream of consciousness altogether).

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What adventures have you had lately? Do any of them involve school, mermaids or kids? Just saying. Please share your favorite ingredients for the perfect adventure.

This post was inspired by Mama Kat’s weekly writing prompt 2.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: adventure. Kat is seriously the bomb and I strongly suggest you make an adventure out of it and check out her blog.

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12 thoughts on “ingredients of an adventure

  1. ljsreveries on said:

    I love this! Adventure isn’t always travel. It’s trying or doing something new. And wow, girl, you’ve done some adventurous things. A burlesque show? Do tell!

    • The burlesque was all part of a spiritual journey I started last year. I just wish the classes would start up again. It was so much fun and made me feel like a sex kitten. Everyone should try it at least once. M

  2. I don’t think I could come up with a better list of ingredients – yours is perfect. My last great adventure was our summer road tip. 7650 miles in five weeks, two countries, three provinces and fifteen states. Yeehaw~ I also believe you can have adventures in your sleep – that’s were some of my best have occurred.

    • OMG! How did you survive the super-sized road trip. My back would have been screaming after a couple of days. Definitely a worthwhile adventure. I’m beginning to think a sleeping adventure might work quite well.

  3. Oh my….I better get busy….obviously I have been in rut far too long. And, my wife thought I had skipped my mid-life crisis! 🙂 Thank you Miriam.

  4. Well, going by your list I’d say quitting my teaching position to venture out on my own is definitely an adventure!
    Having Kidzilla was one – by default, I’d say having her. But that birth did not go anything like planned or expected. Rough day. Definitely an adventure.
    Grad school with a newborn, a new diagnosis of RA, and confirmation of ADHD all at once.
    The Hub’s unemployment and subsequent career change. And again, we’re back to my new path. Whatever it turns out to be.
    I love your list – it’s a great way to look at life. Which is, after all, one great big adventure, isn’t it?
    P.S. I love your jewelry – great necklace!

    • I like your list as well Lisa. Quitting the teaching job is definitely an adventure. The biggest growth happens when we are slightly uncomfortable. I didn’t do grad school with a newborn but even with the 2 kids (one in college doing her undergrad at the same time as me) was anything but easy.

      BTW, the jewelry all comes from my new job. Got myself a new habit! At least it isn’t expensive. Woot!

  5. Hi Miriam! Long time no see! Going to the grocery store and doing everything is always an adventure for me as well because anything can be a blog post subject. Funny how that happens, isn’t it?

  6. An exchange student four times!?! I don’t know if I’d ever come out from under the bed. Sounds like you are a bit more adventurous than I am!

    • Yeah Kat, I always go big or go home. Actually travel was always something I treasured. Being an exchange student was great because I could immerse myself in the culture for very little money 😀

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