Explore. It’s a fine co-traveller with one of my other favorite words, curious.
Bring your curiosity and let’s go exploring. No special venue required, and with this approach, many ordinary things can be interesting. It can help transform the mundane, although I must admit that it wasn’t much help when I did my taxes last weekend. And not surprisingly, I was less than open to adventure with that particular task.
I do love exploring, and the natural world is my first choice. Trails, beaches, what’s around the next bend. I have the intention of doing more exploring of this world of ours as my work life winds down over the next several years. Traveling the world with a curious mindset–What’s it like here? Exploring nature, towns, people, the whole thing. I also hope to explore a bit closer to home, continuing to visit my local and regional parks and trails, along with hitting the US and Canadian national parks–really as a starting guide for what I hope to be months long meanders.
Meanwhile, I have plenty of explorations within my day to day life. What happens if I change this recipe? What is my response about it this circumstance? What’s going on with this client? How will this next triathlon training month go? Which of my garden seeds will germinate and how will my garden grow? What happens next in the book I am reading? Will I keep writing?
I’ve got lots of explorations I’m hoping to do, at this point my list appears ever growing. I’m recognizing that explore in many ways is an approach, a way of living life, following dreams and curiosities, exploring both my internal and external worlds. It does keep life interesting.
Do you have things you wish to explore?