DTA: Define the Adventure

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Photo by Unsplash artist Aneta Ivanova

There comes a moment in every relationship where you need to DTR—Define The Relationship. Are we just friends? Casually dating? An exclusive couple? It’s important that both sides of the relationship have the same idea about what the relationship even is.

Up until this point, I’ve talked a lot about adventures. Types of adventures, adventure necessities, and some of my own adventures. But I’ve never taken the moment to talk about what adventure really is. I’ve never Defined The Adventure.

The dictionary defines adventure as “a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.” That makes you think of crazy escapades like skydiving, rock climbing, or white water rafting. Basically anything that would be Instagram-worthy.

While those can all be considered adventures, that’s not all there is.

To me, adventure is more like another definition, “an exciting or very unusual experience.” This is a much broader spectrum that doesn’t have to include potentially injurious behaviors. With this definition, anything that isn’t a part of your everyday life is an adventure. You don’t cook? Making a nice dinner is adventurous. Learned to knit? It’s new, so it’s an adventure.

In this way, almost anything can be considered an adventure. But not everyone’s adventures are going to look the same. What’s unusual for me may be a part of your job or your day-to-day life.

To me, adventure is adding spice to your everyday life. It’s the whipped cream on top your hot chocolate. The lipstick that gives your outfit something more. It’s what turns an otherwise boring life into something worth, well, blogging about.

Now that you have a little better idea about where my mindset is when it comes to adventure, I want to hear from you. What do you think adventure is, and how do you experience everyday adventure? Leave a comment and let me know!

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