Thoughts on travels, making the most of days off and planning adventures
For the longest time all I ever wanted to do was to escape any present or impending work week drabs by going off to some far away places and destinations, where my worries and stresses about life and any other concerns could be long forgotten. The travel bug had bitten again and I was falling for it. This was what the word “adventure” meant in my mind and therefore the only way to have an adventure or feel that sense of care-freeness a part of going away was to travel far.
Until I found someone (special) equally as curious, open and willing to explore as I am that taught me “adventures” can take many forms and that sometimes it doesn’t matter where you are or even what we are doing as much as it’s who you are with that helps make any day an adventure. Simply experiencing those things together and making our own adventures close to home has led to incredible days and inspiration for future adventures and projects. So for now I am happy helping to create and explore places closer to home with inspirations to go a bit further in broadening our horizons. All in all it really doesn’t matter because those days were made into adventures by us just spending time together and seeing where the day could day take us.
The final insight and a summing up: To remember wherever you chose it to be- as far or close as you like- it’s who you are with that matters most, from there adventure will follow and you’re bound to have a good time.
*Thank-you for showing me that we don’t need to travel far to find adventures, and that what makes adventures great is us.*
Adventures in Baking
Have you ever thought to yourself, while admiring someone’s elses creative efforts “Man, I wish I could create like them?” Often I have. A creative person myself, I am well aware of the dedication, and energy that goes into creating something from the heart. As well as the skill and practice it takes to be able to recreate what you see. I know I’ll never be the next great Picasso, or as great as Hemingway but one tasty venture I had been longing to try was baking. Which I had been a little intimidated until I decided to simply try it and see. Sure, there were a lot of steps involved but as I discovered all it took was a little bit of reading and measuring along with the courage to try.
I wanted to start simple so my first couple recipe was simple Sugar Cookies. In deciding I wasn’t ready to bake on my own for the first time I thought it would be less intimidating even more fun to have an accomplice with me to give it a shot together. As we planned our day to bake and coordinated ingredients, location and recipe I grew excited, and anxious for the day. Uncertain to how this crazy idea would turn out but ready to have fun when it came time to bake, I decided to turn those nerves into excitment and be open to whatever came of this adventure, as we went ahead. With that said, I thought our main objective then was simpy to have fun and that the cookies would be edible- otherwise there’s not much point in baking-. This way no matter what shape they came to in the end, it was still a success. The result of baking then: we were pleasantly surprised. Not only did the baking turn out great but we had a lot of fun that day. With that in mind, I decided to try it on my own next time. To the right, is my second attempt, oatmeal raisin cookies. Really all it is, is following directions, and most importantly having fun. As I learned, that’s all that matters in the end.
I think the objective in any new adventure is just to be open to whatever happens, how it happens and most importantly be willing to try and have fun.When you are open to the experience, then whatever you learn from it, accomplish from or get from it is a surprise- for me that was the fact that I enjoyed baking, and realized that this activity is something I could enjoy doing on my own or with help. So be open, have fun and you never know till you try.
Bye for now,
Introverted Butterfly- blogger and now potential baker-.