Soooo, for my first “tiny adventure” I decided to do a 5 day reset. It’s like a cleanse, really. Raw plant protein, lots of water, lots of fruits and veggies. Part of me is thinking “You’re nuts. No chocolate. No cheese. No COFFEE.” (I mean, really, the no coffee thing was practically a deal-breaker… Like, who are you people who voluntarily give up coffee?? Do you have one year olds? Have you tasted coffee or experienced its liquid warmth on a cold autumn day? No? That’s too bad…) But, I realized that I need to do a reset. It’s not so much that I need to diet or shed any more baby weight, but my cravings have gotten a little out of control. I’ve been feeling a little sluggish and I’m a little too dependent on that java. I want to feel better. And since some of my friends have done this reset and swear by it, I figured why not? The time is right, folks. We’re post-Halloween candy, pre-Thanksgiving feast, and plenty far from sugar cookies and peppermint hot cocoas. Minimal temptations afoot, right?
This blog has been a long time coming. It’s not the first blog I’ve had (and it probably won’t be the last), but it’s existed in my head for quite some time. I bought the domain back in February. I’ve written lots of posts in my head. I’ve set deadlines every month and sooner or later life just got in the way.
And for the most part, I’m ok with that. A lot of the life that got in the way was really good stuff. I have a one year old who keeps me busy and is the coolest, funniest kid I know. One of my brothers got married this summer and I gained a new sister! Doctor Who is in season so my husband and I get to geek out together every.single.week.
But there’s an innate part of me that loves to write. That loves to share. I have someday-schemes of publishing something longer than 300 words, but at this point in my life that dream is on the back burner… (still simmering… stewing… always bubbling… Okay, annnd that metaphor is done). This blog has been calling to me. A place to share my life and type out complete thoughts.
I have this theory – that we are capable of a lot more than we think we are. That we psych ourselves out too much. That the dreams and goals we have aren’t totally unreasonable and unattainable (can you tell I’m a glass-half-full kind of gal?). At least for me, I know that sometimes the big picture can seem really overwhelming and I let that fear stop me from pursuing my passions. I freeze.
Sometimes big ventures are just too much.
But not tiny adventures, right?
Anyway, that’s the idea behind this blog. There is power in seemingly small choices. Little things should not be overlooked. The tiniest root can grow deep into the soil. A single feather may seem inconsequential, but without its feathers a bird cannot fly.
I have a big long “want to” list. I want to be healthier, more fulfilled, more creative. I want to grow and learn and travel. I know I can’t do everything at once. So, instead, I’ll take it a day at a time.
Thanks so much for reading and I sincerely hope you’ll share your tiny adventures along the way!