“Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road; Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go; So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why; It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time; It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right; I hope you had the time of your life.” Green Day, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Have you ever been in a season of life where everything you do is an adventure?
Have you ever moved to a brand new place where you don’t have any type of community or support structure?
Have you ever had life throw you a curveball, deal you a batch of lemons, and have your world get turned upside down in the most fantastic ways possible?
Have you ever been at a stage, at a place, where you get to relearn what life is?
If you’re like me and you have, maybe the lyrics to the Green Day song resonate with you.
Everything in this season is a brand new adventure.
For the first time in my life I encountered a waterfall and I was absolutely mesmerized.
Sometimes, we get so entrenched in where we live, we have to get outside of what we know to see what we’ve been missing out on. Sometimes, we don’t know what comes next, we just know we have to jump. Sometimes, we know what comes next, but once we get there it is all about going on faith. Sometimes, we say yes, simply because we know we have to take the adventure.
For me, this adventure, meant go to Washington (Note: As I write this, in my head, I picture Abraham from The Walking Dead talking about how they need to get Eugene to Washington – DC that is…) and learn, and grow, and risk, and journey, and adventure.
These adventures look like a lot of things.
Every now and then, it means I get to explore a waterfall.
All adventures are worthwhile; all adventures teach you something. Hopefully, you can occasionally just get some adventures that are pure fun!