|Sunrise at Zion.|
A is for Adventure. As many of you know, I'm on one of the biggest adventures of my young life right now. I just moved to Mississippi--almost 2,000 miles from Utah (my home of the past 23 years).
Moving was stressful, and finding my way around town was frustrating, but now I'm at that point where I'm excited to go for a five mile run just so I can explore my new home a little more thoroughly.
Yesterday I discovered a cute little park right in downtown Jackson along with a cozy coffee shop and a few restaurants I'd like to try out.
I'm getting the hang of the people and how they talk to anyone and everyone as if they know you. The other day while I flipped through a rack of clothes, a woman started talking to me about a skirt as though we were a couple of friends who had come shopping together. It caught me by surprise, but in all truth was very delightful.
|Playing Tag in England with new friend, Oliver.|
|Stan, Grand Canyon friend.|
The most important aspect of adventure though, is the unknown. You cannot have adventure without taking some step toward something unfamiliar. That's the scary part, and it's the thrilling part, too. With every adventure I've wondered, "What am I doing?" "Is this right?" and every time I've come out knowing one more thing, having one more friend (or 22), and realizing that no matter where I go and what I do some things ALWAYS remain the same. People are still people. Love is still love. And spring, along with the leaves on the trees and the flowers from the ground, still comes every year.
Here's to the most fulfilling adventure of all: Life.