Adventures can mean so many different things. It's going out of your comfort zone and trying something new. It's doing something that's difficult, with a goal in mind. It's important to go on adventures, big and small, because time is precious and limited. It's making memories that you'll look back fondly for the rest of your life.
I always like to think of my favorite part of The Laughing Heart whenever I'm about to embark on an adventure:
you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be
Although not my usual kind of adventure, I'm about to embark on my yearly pilgrimage to Manchester, Tennessee. Although Bonnaroo is seen too many as a music and arts festival, I view it as a time to grow. I make it a point to go out of my comfort level - talk to as many strangers as possible, wear colorful costumes I'd normally be too shy to wear, be in the middle of a giant crowd when I'm used to being alone and isolated in the wilderness. I'm excited to see what I learn about myself on this trip, and to grow as a person. If you want to follow along and see some of the magic, feel free to follow me on snapchat 👻 @stephfigpope!
Have a great week everyone, and I hope you guys have amazing adventures!