31 Days of Adventure

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winter-headerAmy Christensen and Lydia Whitehead are at it again. They want you to start 2013 with adventure. No need to quit your job or take vacation time however. Amy and Lydia want to help you find adventure in everything. I love this idea of finding adventure in our real lives.

After three solid weeks on the mountain I recently took a quick trip to the city. No surprise, it was raining. It was dark and wet as if a layer of saran wrap had been draped over the city and the condensation had built up on everything in sight. Rhododendron leaves dripped, cedar shakes expanded with moisture, rain drops seemed to flow upward from concrete walkways, starting their journey on the ground and traveling up to the sky.

I looked around at the people, huddled beneath their hoods, dodging raindrops. No one bothered with an umbrella; the wind was too strong. No one looked very happy either.

As a skier, this rain is good. It means snow in the mountains. But these people didn’t seem too pleased with the rain. They seemed irritated. They probably weren’t skiers or snowboarders. If I wasn’t a skier, the rain would drive me crazy too.

When you follow 31 Days of Adventure, (I signed up for the 31 Winter Adventures!) what might seem like a nuisance, rain or cold or snow (to the crazed folks that don’t love snow), becomes a reason to celebrate. Today’s adventure is to catch a snowflake on your tongue. For Seattleites, you’ll have to catch a raindrop on your tongue. But the act is the same. The best part of the 31 Days is the Facebook page, where you can share your photos and experiences. Check it out and make everyday a day for adventure. You’ll be glad you did.

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