Go on an Adventure – Week 12

Simply Inspired Adventure week 12

WELCOME!  I am so glad you are here.  Every Wednesday I will be sharing (1) tip to help inspire you to lead a simpler life.  It won’t be anything hard or something I haven’t tried myself.  Living a simple life is a conscious choice made up of small steps every day.  So here is our small step for today.

Week #12 – Go On an Adventure

So often we believe that to take on a true adventure we must travel somewhere exotic, be on vacation or have tons of money.

Honestly, I believe an adventure can be as close as the nearest hiking trail, the neighborhood park or the impromptu day trip to the local lake.  Too often we over-complicate things and in doing so, miss out on some incredible times with friends and family.

This past weekend our family needed some downtime. In the midst of our sorting, packing, school teaching, softball running schedule – our family needed a break.  We needed an adventure!

So early Sunday morning, we rolled out of bed, ate some breakfast, packed some water and a few snacks and headed for the mountains.  I love the mountains for a lot of reasons, but can you guess what my #1 reason is?

No, it’s not the cool, crisp air or the river that cascades over the rocks or the quiet beauty that weaves itself along every rise and fall of the mountains.

Those things run a seriously close second…but the number #1 reason I love the mountains?  There is absolutely no wi-fi.  No cell service. No way that my phone can ring, buzz, ding or send me notifications.  Weither we want to or not, as a family we have the opportunity to be fully present with one another.  To have 100% of our attention focused on one another, building relationship, laughing, joking and tackling the trail in front of us…together.

We still use our phones to take pictures and capture some fun video but, other than that, all devices are abandoned for the fun of the moment, the awe inspiring vistas and the amazing creation that fills our senses with it’s wonderful smells and sounds.

The best part? Listening to my girls laugh, the feel of my husband holding my hand, quick snack breaks and photo opportunities.

That to me, is an adventure. An adventure of family. An adventure that dives deep into relationship and comes up for air breathing new memories and strengthening bonds deep and not just wide.

Is it time that you took an adventure?  Turned off the phone, the social media, the schedule?  It doesn’t have to be exotic, expensive or a long vacation.  Adventure can happen in the here and now.  All you have to do is get up, eat some breakfast, pack some snacks, open the front door…and go.

I challenge you to plan a simple adventure this week.  Where will you go? What will you do? I would love to hear your ideas.

Keeping It Simple,

~Victoria

PS: Check out this short video I shot from the top of our mountain adventure this past week. We had a blast and already have our next adventure in the works.

Before we Kick Off This Week’s Party

Check out the Featured Post from last weeks Party

You Can Also Find Them Pinned Here

Week 12 features

Be sure and stop by this weeks featured bloggers and give them some blog love.  Leave a comment or share the post.  I know they would love for you to stop by.

30 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge – Morning Motivated Mom

The House Blog – Maple Hill 101

When Our Body Betrays Us –  Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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Victoria Mininger

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Michelle | 22nd Apr 15

    I just found your blog through Waiting on Wednesday. Love this adventure you went on with your family. I love the “no social media.” Everywhere we turn even during family time I see everyone on their phones…where is the “quality time” spent when they are all connecting with everyone else. This inspired me and I’ll be checking your blog out again.

  2. Jendi | 22nd Apr 15

    I love family adventures like this! Thankfully, it’s not too hard to talk my husband into doing something like this because he loves photography, and the kids are usually happy to go. It’s definitely easier to get them away from screens with something like this.

  3. Emily | 22nd Apr 15

    Thanks for featuring my Cleaning Post!

    An adventure with family in the mountains sounds lovely! I’ll try to find a simple adventure for my family this week. 🙂

  4. Erin Turner | 22nd Apr 15

    HI! Thanks for hosting! I’m new here and just posted a post about Gardening with Kids! I’m excited to check out the other posts on this blog hop! Thanks again…hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. Susan | 23rd Apr 15

    Loved this! I’m heading out tomorrow (Friday) with my old high school girl friends, and I do mean “old.” We’re all in our early 60’s. We’re taking a few days off for hiking up at Lake Tahoe and laughing in small cafes. I’m sure my husband will survive, and I know these kinds of adventures add to our marriage and to my self care.

  6. Erin | 23rd Apr 15

    That sounds like the perfect adventure to me! We only recently got smart phones and we’re trying to be conscious about the time we spend on them. They are tempting. I love it when they aren’t an option. 🙂

  7. Donna @ Soul Survival | 23rd Apr 15

    Victoria,
    I found your blog through “Women with Intention” and I’m glad I did. What a great idea to look for simple adventures. My children are all grown, but I’ll be looking for those opportunities with my grandchildren.

    Blessings,
    Donna

  8. Britny@Facing Sunshine | 24th Apr 15

    Hi there! I just found you through Women with Intention Wednesdays! I am a very adventurous person (headed to Thailand in August!), so it is very easy for me to forget that I can seek adventure out in everyday life. Thank you for the reminder! I like your site!

  9. Emma | 25th Apr 15

    Hi from Friday Favorites!

    Lately a trip to the park is an adventure 🙂 it really is amazing how something as simple as that cAn help you reconnect with your family.

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