Pursuing Dreams, Opportunities, & Challenges
Encore Adventure: All too often, our sense of adventure fades as we become immersed in the day-to-day activities associated with getting an education, raising a family, building a career, and moving through life's phases. It’s easy to lose that childhood yearning for adventure -- the breathtaking feeling of exhilaration as we discovered some new experience or place to explore.
One way to recapture it is to use the transition from one life phase to another as a reminder to awaken that adventurous spirit and reconnect with our inner passion for exploration, for taking a bold leap into an exciting activity with an uncertain outcome. If we take the time to notice, we see people all around us who overcome fear and who manage the risks associated with moving to new places, travelling to unknown locations, learning a craft, starting a business, becoming politically active, learning to raise a garden, writing memoirs... The list is infinite, but the essence of the idea is simply to pursue the dream.
This notion captures the spirit of our current lifestyle. It's a perspective that resulted in our pursuing the dream, and embracing the opportunities and challenges presented each day as we learn to live aboard and travel in our sailboat, CAYUGA. This website and blog enables us to be more mindful of what we are experiencing, and to share those experiences with others.