Is the Adventure Worth It? January 25, 2016
Too often in life with little ones, we are faced with the question: is it worth it? Whether it’s the unknown of trying a new park that is unfamiliar, a new play group, or even traveling to a new country. I’m constantly weighing whether it’s worth it.
Here is the deciding factor. Looking back on my life with my kids, will I remember our time as safe and comfortable but totally lacking excitement? Or will I choose to go for the other option, getting outside my comfort zone and making the most of this precious time and looking back with no regrets. That doesn’t mean I’m suggesting that we fly by the seat of our pants with no structure to our lives, but rather that we find the little adventures (and sometimes the big ones) and go for it.
I believe that growth happens when you are uncomfortable. This is when you get the opportunity to do something great. Something to be proud of. This is tricky ground with kids, because we want to set them up for success, right? So I’m thinking we make sure everyone is fed, rested, and properly clothed and then we try something new. Or we work hard on something. We eat a new food. We create something unique. We go on an adventure. Try out a new class. Take things to donate to the needy. I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this except to encourage everyone to get out there and go for the big life. Don’t settle for normal. Show your kids and yourself just how amazing this world and the people who live in it are. Read Full Post