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view of blue sea from a moving ship

This morning sees us up early and on our way to Midland, Texas where we are spending the night, before heading on to Fort Worth to pick up my sister and nephew at the airport the next day.

The picture above sums up what I have been thinking, have always thought and am blessed enough to be able to do (in bits and pieces every year, of course).

To live is wonderful, but to adventure? Divine.


I’m grateful every single day for this life of mine, with its ups and downs, twists and turns and travels and more.

I don’t need to climb mountains or see the wonders of the world, I’m happy to cross things off my very tame bucket list.

We’re not rich (in worldly goods or money) but have made adventures a priority. We have to budget and save our money and set it aside, just like everyone else does and it’s worth it.

I am secure in the knowledge that when the kids are grown and I sit back to think of whether or not I took full advantage of these amazing years, there will be few regrets. I want to take every moment of these fleeting but oh so very precious years and know that we did as much as we could, when we could, how we could.

Adventures can merely be the next province over or simply exploring your own city. They can be staycations (we’ve done it!) in your own backyard. My kids still talk about camping in our own yard like it’s visiting the pyramids. Adventures can be big and a month-long, like the trip we are taking or simply driving to the next town because you heard their ice cream is the best around.

Just be sure to live your own adventures, how you can, when you can. Have an adventure today, in fact – that usually just entails driving in Edmonton. 🙂

Pack those virtual suitcases, we’re off to Texas!



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