May Update – The Itch for Adventure

Cycles in your life will repeat until the lesson you are supposed to learn from the situation is fully understood. I can appreciate that so much in my life right now.

So many feelings and events of my past are popping up in new and exciting ways. For instance, I go through a constant cycle of neglecting myself, only to remember that without my self-care routine I am not myself.

I go through cycles of feeling like my life is spinning out of control, and my failed attempts to grasp it make me feel like I’m doing something wrong, even though letting go is what I was supposed to do the WHOLE. TIME.

I also go through this phase of not voicing my thoughts and feelings, and then resenting other people for not being able to read my mind. Which isn’t fair at all, and it in the end I am only working against myself. Really, this is something that I need to work on.

It’s a friendly reminder for me that no matter where you go, there you are. And even though so much has changed in the past few months, there are still a few layers to be shed! Life is all about growth and process, and it really doesn’t end. But it’s all apart of the fun.

Repeating cycles aside, life is just peachy right now. I wake up every day and I feel GOOD – and I can appreciate that for all the times that that wasn’t the case even though it’s already been over 3 months since we moved to Vancouver, I’m still so into it.

Yes, we’re still exploring new areas, new coffee shops, and making new memories. It is important to me that we never lose that, no matter how long we stay here. For me, getting back into a stale routine is not even negotiable, I won’t do it! Luckily, my partner feels the same way. Normal sucks, so we intended to keep life wild and adventurous every step of the way!

Speaking of adventure, travel is still on my mind. I will always have the itch for adventure, and the desire to travel. No final decisions have been made, but we’d better get on it soon huh? I would love to get on a houseboat for a few days, or even drive over the border to explore Seattle and Portland. The destination doesn’t matter to me as much as the idea of exploring in and of itself.

I also want to set aside some time this summer to get back into the activities that I really enjoy. I miss taking advanced selfies, making videos, and reading. Those are all things I haven’t done much of since moving here. Truly, that’s on me. I need to make the time.

What’s something you are passionate about that you feel like you’ve kinda let fall to the wayside? Perhaps we can work together to hold one another accountable on picking it up again!

I hope you guys have a super awesome, totally memorable June. It’s going to be an epic summer!

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  1. I loved reading this, Jen- it’s really timely for me because life feels kinda upside down right now, so this is a great reminder to choose adventure and make the most of each day. Thanks for sharing- I love your sense of adventure!

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