The topic of adventure has been surfacing recently in conversations with friends and clients. Questions like what stops us from trying to new things? The excuses range from too tired, too scared, too uncreative–to deeply held beliefs about the dangers of risk-taking.
I encourage you to think about the role adventure plays in your life and reflect on what stops you from making it an important part. And while adventure may seem like a frivolous undertaking neglecting to do so can have far-reaching consequences–stagnant growth, unsatisfying relationships...you get the point.
All this really isn't just about adventure it is about living a full life. So go ahead a leap and enjoy! And if you're afraid of failure remember that even in failure there is growth.
To laugh often and much,
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child or a garden patch...
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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This is my favorite time of year (although come spring after a long winter I'll probably say the same thing). With the change of season comes transition - new beginnings and endings. For some of us it can be inspiring and for some overwhelming.
After spending July away for my "regular" life, it took most of August for me to get back into the swing of things. And while I tend to think of myself as highly adaptable - major transitions (whether seasonal, career, whatever) bring major shifts in our thinking. Pausing to reflect on these changes and clarifying my priorities has been incredible helpful as I navigate my days.
I had the opportunity to facilitate an Autumn Mini-Retreat for a wonderful group of women hosted by my amazing friend. As some of the participants have shared, taking the time to reflect on what you want and listening to your inner voice can provide incredible guidance in times of transition. I encourage you to set aside some time for yourself and reflect on what your want for yourself this season. Perhaps it is more time for self-care, deepening connections with others, or bringing more joy into your life. Grab a notebook and head outside for your own mini-retreat. You'll be amazed at how energized you'll feel after.
And if you're looking for more inspiration check out one of this retreat or this one.