The A To Z April Blogging Challenge: A Is For Adventure
It’s April 1st and that means it’s the start of my adventure. It’s a 26 day event known as the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. I’ll be blogging every day except Sundays. I’m perfectly serious. That’s 26 times in April. The last time I did that was, well…never. Hopefully the joke won’t be on me.
A Is For Adventure
So this will be an Adventure for me. I don’t exactly thrive on being adventurous. By that I mean I have no desire to scale Mount Everest. Or any kind of mountain, really. Maybe a hike in the hills where it’s mostly flat on a designated trail. I know urban hiking! That’s for me. I like to write about other people having adventures. Or running for their lives. Or generally being in peril of some kind. While falling in love. Because meeting the right person and fight or flight go hand in hand, don’t they?
So, I settled on a theme for this blogging challenge that interested me. A subject on which I have strong opinions. But what is passion without a little attitude? Let the adventure begin!
Now that you’re riveted to your seat (as I knew you would be) let me try and explain what any of this has to do with the word adventure. Which is to say this endeavour is more about stepping out of my comfort zone. It’s also about creativity. And facing my fears in regard to putting myself out there. I think that qualifies as adventurous, in a non-life-threatening kind of way. (You read that right, two hyphens. I looked it up).
I’m reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I don’t know about you but fear and doubt are constant companions of mine. Am I good enough? Creative enough? Talented enough? Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah.
“Dearest Fear: Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together…You’re allowed to have a seat, and you’re allowed to have a voice, but you are not allowed to have a vote. You’re not allowed to touch the road maps; you’re not allowed to suggest detours; you’re not allowed to fiddle with the temperature. Dude, you’re not even allowed to touch the radio. But above all else, my dear old familiar friend, you are absolutely forbidden to drive.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
Tweet: Adventure, action, the need to act! That something deep inside me searching for the light.
That’s what this adventure is about for me. The chance to make new friends, to be informed, to learn, to be inspired, and to share my passion with the romance genre with you.
You can find other A to Z bloggers here.
What “A” word resinates with you? What are you passionate about?
Fantastic start to the A2Z, Karyn! I love that quote from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book. She is such an inspiration to read. I look forward to more posts!
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Thanks! I think so too, Lori.
I like your take on adventure. A great start to the A to Z Challenge.
I’m glad you decided to give the challenge a try. You will make lots of new friends.
Hey Susan. It’s been a great first day so far with lots of interesting blogs read.
Yes, we’ve embarked on a great adventure and I’m glad we can share it together! ☺
Absolutely, Andrea! Looking forward to it!
An adventure is when you know your destination and you’re ready for the potholes in the road, the sunshine and the storms. But when you arrive you are smiling and have grown. Good luck with your adventure, Karyn.
Thanks Annette. Love your definition of an adventure!!