I never thought I’d ever be doing this. I’m not fond or comfortable with publicly sharing events from my life, personal or general. My Facebook friends will attest that my photo uploads are rare, and aside from the occasional posting of a spiritual thought, I do little more than leave a passing “like” on other’s posts. I hardly use Instagram and Snap, and I don’t even have a Twitter account.
There are a combination of reason’s why I’m not super big into social media, reasons which I won’t get into now, but I will share this: When I’m experiencing an incredible moment – the kind I have when I’m outside, standing in awe of what God has created for his children – I would much rather enjoy the moment through my own eyes rather than through a pixelated screen or camera lens. But here we are…
You should easily be able to see I’m not a writer and I’m no photographer; but I am starting this journal and I’m doing it in hopes of improving both of these skills. Your feedback will be much appreciated. The primary focus for this journal is, ironically, to encourage and inspire everyone to step away from their comfortable, technology laden lives and get out to explore a little more.
With the way we live today, our schedules are so demanding, our lives are so comfortable, our toys are so distracting, and our attitudes are so complacent that it can be hard for us to get out and have an adventure. But I want to show that adventures don’t always have to be elaborate, or located in some exotic faraway place, expensive, or even have to be long. In the words of Alastair Humphreys, British Adventurer, and pioneer of the Microadventure, “We find adventure by stepping outside of our day-to-day norms.”
The other purpose I hope to accomplish is to serve others along adventure’s path, and to inspire others to do the same. Like adventure, service doesn’t have to be elaborate, expensive, highly structured, or far-reaching. It doesn’t have to take place in a distant third-world country. And service doesn’t even have to take a lot of effort. All you really need is a sincere desire to look outside yourself, and probably some courage.
So that’s it. That’s all this is going to be: a journal of rad adventures and helping people. You can read about if you want, but at the very least, I hope get out and live adventurously.