Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Andrew W. McElroy Is a Writer who is Exploring the world through stories and lenses.

Creating Adventures | Adventure

Creating Adventures | Adventure

Every New Year's, I find myself daydreaming of what the next year will bring.

Yet I find myself also regretting not going on a bunch of adventures and opportunities that presented themselves last year. I am known as "the planner" by many of my friends. Without bragging too much, I am really really good at it. I do it at least once a day and can spend hours planning out adventures and epic trips. However, I don't know if I care for that title. It is a title that I have never personally use to describe who I am. I like the terms like adventurer, explorer, blogger, photographer, not planner. 

I know everyone is putting out on social media their new year's resolutions. Yes, this blog is another one. But, I think that new year's resolutions are often lofty goals or ideals that rarely get accomplished. The news loves to post tons of articles from December 15th to February 1st about how not to fail at your resolutions like you did last year. This post is slightly different from that. I don't want to encourage you to have a year long goal or even a goal that you will regret not accomplishing. Instead I want you to create a daily goal for yourself. 

Photo by  Nathan Dumlao  on  Unsplash

For me this daily goal is to create adventure.

As I said I am really good at planning, but I am not so good at creating adventure. Over the next year I will be sharing tips, tricks, and advice on how to accomplish this daily goal. You will be following along with me, through every mistake, mishap, and oops! moment. However, I think this is the best way to grow and become the ideal person we all see in the future. As the social media generation, we often get caught up in the finished product and forget the process. 

I want to break that cycle.

As someone who enjoys process and progress, I want to walk you all through the journey and not just display my finished product. If you are encouraged by this new way of going about social media, then join me. Everyday for the next year post your adventures and accomplishments using #awakeningadventure.

I think 2018 is going to be the year of adventures and processes. We are not going to get to 2019 and regret the past year. We are going to be audacious and authentic, we are going to fight for what we believe in, we are going to create adventure everyday. We are going to love every day of our 2018. 

Let's Awaken Adventure. 

Join me everyday for the next year as we seek and create adventure in our everyday. This is going to look different for everyone. It might be talking to a stranger at Starbucks, going on a hike at sunset, or saying yes to opportunities that present themselves. Join me and awaken your adventure.

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