Adventure

Adventure

Are you someone who loves adventure?
Me, too. Me, neither.
I LOVE the IDEA of adventure.
Actual adventure scares the crap out of me.
While it’s in my brain, I love adventure!
When it comes time for the adventure to actually happen
I think:
What the heck was I thinking? I want to stay home.
This happened when I did everything to make a trip to Mexico to work at an orphanage happen.
The week before, after we had submitted all the paperwork, gotten passports, everything was in place…
I wanted to bail and stay home.
Even this week, we planned to ride scooters in Charlotte.
It sounded great until it was time to get in the car and go.
Almost every cross country trip has been the same story
I signed up for The Life Coach School and wanted to change my mind and back out the day before it started.
A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for a new coaching program.
I was super excited about it.
Today, we did out first interactive session (I’ll tell you more in another post) and I wanted to throw up and quit.
Every adventure has made me want to turn back to my default way of being.
Stay homeNot be a certified coachNot live my dreamsGive up
My brain kept wanting me to be safe.
Stay in what I know.
Be comfortable.
I could have done exactly that.
I get to do whatever the heck I want  
Each time, I did what made me want to hurl
Each time, I stepped into the unknown
I haven’t WANTED to
My brain likes to come running and say
No!! Stop!!
Don’t do it.
Don’t make a bonfire in the backyard.
Stay inside and watch a movie.
Don’t go into the city and ride bikes
Stay home and work
Don’t go to Mexico
Stay home where it’s safe; don’t go to a country and place you’ve never been and don’t know
My brain wants me to stay safe.
Which I’m grateful for
It keeps me from real danger
Like walking in front of a speeding bus
Everything else it tells us
Keeps us from growth
It keeps us from adventure
It keeps us from living
It keeps us from dreams
It keeps us from the uncomfortable
Who are we if we are doing what’s safe?
We aren’t living
We aren’t completely alive

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