My daughter looked across the breakfast table yesterday morning and asked “when are we going to go on an adventure, mum?” It was a timely reminder that we have been spending too much time on the mundane – house, work, and occasionally the garden. So we planned an adventure, not a very big one in some minds but will challenge us. A cycle out to the forest and a mini beast safari when we get there is the plan.
Of course, we will need to carefully pack the right equipment: a white sheet, bug box, magnifying glass and a small book on bugs. We will need provisions to keep us going, the usual lunch box fare. And we hope the weather will be kind. The logistics have to be right.
In the course of discussing and planning all this, I get caught up in her sense of thrill and wonder why I needed prompting in the first place. Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said “Do one thing every day that scares you.” This little adventure may not be that scary to me but that exhilarating feeling of doing something just that bit out of the ordinary is just as satisfying.
When was the last time you went on an adventure?