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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself" - Amelia Earhart

Ah, the inevitable crash back to the usual. Its a gnawing feeling that usually happens to me right after a long anticipated vacation or a fun/friend filled weekend (such as this past one with Halloween shenanigans)- the movement right back into the daily grind and right back into the mundane. 

As my roommate and myself were sitting in our living room last night settling down from the day and watching our usual weekday wind down show Law and Order: SVU (don't you judge us!) we decided we refused to let this feeling grip us and even if we had to create adventure for ourselves we would! I feel this is a pact that is really important to us at this point in our lives. I currently live with two of my closest friends and at this particular time all of us are single and do not have any prospects. I point this out because our house to me has become this really comfortable blanket of supportive and like minded friends that are there whenever I want to do something or need to talk. This is truly the household I am meant to be in but at the same time it has made me really lax in meeting new people which is something I loved to do when I was still in college. 

Needless to say, last night we ended up turning our Tuesday night from one where we were going to sit around  having wine and talking about who just announced their engagement/pregnancy on Facebook all while making self deprecating jokes to hanging out with a few guys we didn't know. And you know what?
 We had a really, really great night.

It may not be a big deal but it's a step towards putting ourselves out there more and I think that's a beautiful place to be.

Sometimes a girl just needs a lil' adventure even if she has to create it for herself.  
 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover.” 

-Mark Twain,

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