If you search for the meaning of the word ‘ADVENTURE’, most of the descriptions that come up are about “an adventure being an exciting experience that is typically a bold, sometimes risky, undertaking.” In my opinion, it is going beyond that.
It ties closely to calling yourself ‘an adventurer’. It used to mean being someone who does unbelievable things. Things like walking to the North Pole, sailing around the world, only things that are big and bold.
To be honest that could work for any label, any job description. I have always thought that to be able to call myself a Graphic Designer I have to meet all of those rules that someone put in my head. I spent a long time trying to chase it and never really questioned why? Who makes the rules, and why should we listen to them?
I feel as though everything is turning in a different direction now and it is exciting. People are starting to create their own labels, tailor their own job descriptions and build their careers from their hobbies.
People who call themselves athletes are normal people who do what they enjoy in their spare time, they don’t have to be someone who trains their whole life to win the Olympic games. I am not trying to say that those people who do are wrong. What I am trying to say is that right now, we live in a world where we can be anything we want, we can set our own rules. It is past the time when we HAD to follow someone else’s rules. Isn’t it great?
Being adventurous can mean anything you wish to. For me, it means sitting here and talking to you. If I am honest, I am extremely uncomfortable but I am still here doing it because I really care about this message and strive to get over my insecurities to help you.
“The word ‘adventurous’ is about trying new things, redefining your limits and pushing your comfort zone.“
If you strive to become a writer, a chef, a speaker, imagine yourself being there. What does it feel like, how does your day look like? Be specific and then make it your identity and work hard. Always remind yourself who you want to become and try to get there little by little. It’s not easy but we are so fortunate to live in this world where we can redefine what we are used to and become anyone we want.
I want you to know that I am here for you, in fact I am here with you. I myself try to define who I am in real time. I work towards it every single day. A year ago, I thought that this life was not for me but here I am now feeling fulfilled for the first time in my life. It sucks sometimes because I don’t like feeling uncertain about whether I will be able to pay my bills next month. On the other hand I am so thrilled to finally be creating the life I dream about because I accepted this journey. The final destination keeps changing and I am enjoying the ride.
Decide to be adventurous and define what it means for you. Your life is in your hands.