An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.
I’ve been thinking a lot about personal mantras this week, hoping to find the perfect phrase for encouragement. Ironically, one of my favorite blogs brought up this very topic
, along with a challenge to meditate for 10 minutes each day. (True story: meditating every day was my New Year’s Resolution in 2017 and I didn’t do it once
.) Planning a move abroad has presented new challenges by the hour and I’m finding it all too easy to stress over the smallest detail. I live to research and organize! I am a logistical master! I must have every problem solved before it arises!
As I was navigating international bank accounts and translating German lease agreements, it dawned on me that I could easily forget to enjoy this experience. And I kept reciting a magical piece of advice from one of my readers: “Don’t try to control everything.”
It’s ok if I don’t know where to buy diapers in Vienna, or where the kids will go to school in the fall. It’s ok if the answer is, “I don’t know.”
We will figure it out, we will ask for help, and we will embrace it. Some aspects of this adventure may never feel perfectly planned, but that’s what makes it perfectly adventurous.