I love meeting people.
I love meeting real, honest to goodness, don’t pretend, show me what you’re thinking and feeling people.
I love pouters and smilers.
I love writers.
Miss Lily Dunn was all of those when I met her in August of 2015. She loved Jesus and she was invigorated, not cramped, by him. And her blog was booming. One of the first posts I read was about her 52 Weeks of Adventures. Check her out at Lily’s blog: Such Small Hands.
She borrowed the 52 week challenge from Brenda at Embark: 52 Weeks of Adventure. I do not know Brenda! But Brenda described the Adventure Year this way:
“Embark with me as I take fifty-two adventures and re-discover the joy of ordinary life being lived to its fullest.
I challenge you to find a way to learn, to grow, to care and to breathe, each day, for fifty-two weeks. Nourish your mind, soul, heart and body. And each week, go on an adventure.”
Brenda’s description was my 2015. While I never recorded adventures, I did find new joys in a more ordinary life. I began 2015 with fears that a bitter sting would settle in me as I gave up my position as Children’s Ministry Director. I made my way instead to the sweeter side of bittersweet.
I found this sweetness with family and a special set of friends. I hope you have a set. I hope that you have an Ellen, another Jesus friend who insists that I read SIMPLY TUESDAY by Emily Freeman.
Will you join me in some ordinary adventures and share them? Maybe we can ask Emily to send us some affirmations 🙂
I’ll be blogging once a week with MY ADVENTURE. I hope you’ll adventure, too.
Adventure Week One Christy, Cars, and Cuts (haircuts!)
Adventure Week Two A “diplomat” feelsthebern
Adventure Week Three Around the World: Dinner and a Movie
Adventure Week Four Cook Something New and Take Care of Yourself
Adventure Week Five Beauty: Friends at the Bakery
Adventure Week Six Dirty Dancing Weekend
Adventure Week Seven Debut at Columbia MOMS BLOG, The Year Without a Valentine
Adventure Week Eight Feeding Children Everywhere
Adventure Week Nine Hospitality with Wyatt and Mr. Houssain
Adventure Week Ten Mothering and Matilda Jane
Adventure Week Eleven “Will you help me with this wedding … “
Adventure Week Fourteen Cotton and Artist Michael Cassidy
Adventure Week Fifteen Psanky Eggs
Adventure Week Sixteen Survivors Walk a Mile
Adventure Week Seventeen Celtic Woman
Adventure Week Eighteen Our Saluda Hill and Snapping Turtles
Adventure Week Nineteen Sandbox Dreams and Chilly Swims