Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Meagan, and adventure runs through my veins.
Do you thrive on adventure, too? I’ve learned that if we want to find adventure in life, we have to chase it down for ourselves.
You see, for years, I grew accustomed to using adventure as an indicator of how well I was living my life.
My best moments were always those highest of highs and literal mountaintop experiences — the ones when I realized my fullest potential, pushed past my fears on the side of a cliff, faced death straight in the eyes on a snow-packed mountain, woke up in a tent overlooking the Pacific, gazed upon the starry sky in the middle of the desert, or met strangers from the other side of the world who became forever friends.
And my worst moments? Those were labeled as the seemingly forever lapses in time when I was forced into a travel drought because of life’s unpredictabilities. I’d fall asleep dreaming of meadows of wildflowers, muscle aches from mountain climbing, the smell of Evergreen trees, and days of laughter in the wilderness. I’d wake up the next morning longing for true adventure again.
But these comparisons of my highs and lows were the thief of all my joy in life. I lived inside my own dream world and missed out on the life right in front of me. I felt like I was dying inside and I became determined to find a way to chase down adventure in my own life.
Adventure is “an exciting or remarkable experience or activity.”
Have you ever watched the way a child stares into and interacts with this world, so full of wonder? Every tiny moment is exciting and remarkable — the way the sun shines down, an old penny found on the ground, the rainbow colors of a crayon box, a goofy smile from someone they love.
I want to approach this world with that same sense of wonder. I want to chase down the adventure in my own life — not just in the grandiose moments, but also in the mundane and the ordinary.
It took time, but I’ve slowly warmed up to the idea that adventure is to be found everywhere and that “to live would be an awfully big adventure.” (Peter Pan, Hook, 1991)