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Are you up for an Adventure?

Aug 30, 2023

Is it raining where you are? I'm truly holding onto the old adage, "April showers bring May flowers." It feels like it's raining everywhere! I had to change shoes and socks after going out today, because my feet were soaked. Yuck. 

For some reason, that's the kind of thing Spring 2023 feels like it's bringing me... rain on the weekends, cooler than normal temps, broken dishwasher, and overflowing dehumidifier! OY!

But one of the "coping mechanisms" I learned many years ago was to choose to see challenges as "Adventure."  Early in my marriage, long before we had access to GPS, my husband fit the male stereotype of being unwilling to ask for directions. As a result, we went on many "adventures." Oh, the places we've seen! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Which brings me to the second aspect of Courage that I see us discount - we are Adventurous

Yes, you are way more adventurous than you think. For instance:

  • Trying NEW things - every single time you learn a new skill, go to a new restaurant, or even a new color of nail polish or lipstick. 
  • Living UNDAUNTED - being willing to see challenges as hurdles rather than cliffs, something that can be overcome.
  • Having FUN, and not taking yourself too seriously - this one is my sister's love language! The ability to laugh at yourself relieves stress and promotes humility.

Would you have defined Adventurous that way? When you take on a spirit of Adventure, you expand your edges - you try new things, take on challenges and have a little fun along the way, knowing that sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.

Journal Prompt: 

Which of these traits do I need to cultivate in me?

Where do my edges need to be expanded? 

 NOW is always a good time to stop taking yourself so seriously and have a little fun... I'm sure it will stop raining soon! If not, just put on your Wellies and splash in the puddles!  

For a quick overview of all the tenets, check out What Is Intentional Optimism

Changes are coming to the Podcast!

Maybe you've noticed we've moved to an every other week episode release schedule, and exclusively interviews... or maybe you haven't! 🤣 Well, there's a reason - and I've alluded to it a few times here, but - we've been working on a new Patreon Community that will give you a "behind the scenes" look at what it's really like to put Intentional Optimism into practice.

"Becoming... Intentional Optimists"

My desire is always to live in an authentic and transparent way, but in an online business capacity, that's a real challenge - especially when you ARE "The Intentional Optimist." 

This will be a space where I share the "nitty-gritty" of what it looks like to be wise in the face of some really difficult situations. Or to work on daily presence when you're pulled in 50 directions.

I'll share more details as we get closer to launch, including the special "extras," valuable opportunities, not to mention all the perks! But if you want to be the first to know, get on the waiting list, and I'll loop you in!


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