August is American Adventure Month! There’s still time to plan your own American Adventure. Let your imagination spark your creativity and see what can happen. Claim time for yourself on your calendar, then set out to have an experience you’ve never had before…or to revisit something you have not enjoyed for quite some time.
Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, our “vacations” were Sunday afternoon outings for a picnic and boat ride on the lake or river. We met my aunt, uncle, and cousins, cooked hamburgers, dug our toes in the muddy river bottom and floated on enormous black inner tubes. The picture accompanying this post is of my cousin Marilyn, whom I adored, and little MeMe at Lake Hanska.
To this day when I get a whiff of the infamous thick white Noxema body lotion, I immediately see myself covered in the soothing goo all over my lobster colored body.
Did you go to camp? Did you go to summer school? Did you visit relatives in the city/country, sleep on pull-out couches, and eat Grandma’s German potato salad while listening to aunts talk about who got married and who had a baby? Or did you attend annual family reunions? Now’s your chance to explore the great outdoors picnicking or camping, relive your youth with cotton candy and screaming on the carnival rides at a street fair, take in Shakespeare in the Park or a concert under the stars, or go shop at the back to school sales and stock up on notebooks and pencils.
Think about going out and exploring the unknown. Get out there unprepared and do some things that are new and fun! What have you been longing to do? What would take you way out of your comfort zone? Take yourself on an adventure!