Wednesday, June 27, 2012

8 Adventure Moods I Get in and What They Reveal about Yours Truly


I have an adventurous spirit. Did you know that about me? Maybe not, but you could have guessed, right?

With this spirit I have moments when I get swept up in a certain frame of mind. I want to get out there and ________________.
Because I happen to enjoy reflecting, and I do it about as often as you check FB (ha, like that?), I took a closer look at what these moods might actually mean. What they might say about my current state. What would inspire me to want to run with the bulls, scuba dive, or sky dive?

And here’s what I came up with:
Mood to Whale Watch

I’m eager to see something big happen, something spectacular and memorable. I want to be front row center with binoculars for a better view. I’m anticipating God to move in an impressive way.
Mood to White Water Raft

Seen the movie Brave? Any thoughts? Okay, never mind that distraction for now, brave is what I’m feeling when I ache to hit the rapids. Brave and ready to navigate through the sharp turns in life. Prepared to use a little brain power and muscle to push through.
Mood to Go Up in a Hot Air Balloon

I’m craving to rise above my circumstances. Hot Air Balloon Mood kicks in when I want to see things from a unique perspective.
Mood to Speed in a Boat

There’s nothing the world like feeling air whooshing in and out of my lungs while reaching top notch speeds on a boat. It stirs life in me, reminds me how free I am, and almost always causing me to instinctively raise my hands to the sky. Soaring.
Mood to Hike

It’s in these moments I’m thirsty to accomplish something. I’m set to pace myself as I move toward a specific goal and I’m willing to work for it.
Mood to Run a (half) Marathon

Why do I get in these moods? Why? Why, I say. This is when I need a good test of my patience. My subconscious is reminding me all good things come to those who wait (and who run until their chest burns and they risk peeing on themselves at the end of the race).
Mood to Bushwhack through the Wilderness

This mood hits when I’m desperately in need of clearing out clutter in my life. Wish I could bushwhack through social media sometimes, as well as my thought life, and a slew of other intangibles.
Mood to Travel to the Ends of the Earth

I’m hankering connection with different cultures, willing to mix it up a little. I desire the varying landscapes of this earth to remind me how small I am.
Do you have an adventurous spirit? Ever think about why you get in the mood to do certain things?

*post inspired by conversation with Michelle DeRusha onTwitter
**photos by stock.XCHNG

24 comments:

  1. I don't know if I have an adventurous spirit or not, but I'm definitely moody. lol I went skydiving and I'd definitely do it again. Running is something I do for escape. I can blast my music and pound out stress, frustration, etc.
    Cute post, as always. ;-)

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    1. Oh yeah, music rocks. Literally! :d
      ~ Wendy

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  2. Love this, Wendy! I like how you came up with things for each mood. I've totally experienced each and every one. Can we whale watch together?

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    1. Yep, let's go whale watching tomorrow!
      ~ Wendy

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  3. I've experienced these moods...but usually just go read a book about said subject instead of doing it. But whale watching...that would be awesome. Like actually awe-some. I'd be in awe of God's creation.

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    1. Now you're coming whale watching too! Oh, I'd rather get in there and do these things. Though reading about them works in the interim. Thanks for your tweet today!!!
      ~ Wendy

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  4. I'm not very adventurous, but my husband is a runner. When he finishes a marathon, I often convince myself I want to try the half. So far, I've always managed to talk myself out of it. Who knows? Maybe one day...

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    1. Yep, whale watching with those above and running a half marathon with you now. You just signed yourself up. :D

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  5. I'm now seeing you in a boat (while I'm singing the I'm in a boat digital short) and yelling "I'm the kind of the world!" :)

    I'm always up for an adventure. I love the way you described each feeling!

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    1. Speeding. Speeding, Jessica. They were barely moving in Titanic. :D Let's go!
      ~ Wendy

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  6. I get in moods to go watch an old movie, usually when I need to step away from the realities of life and escape to a quaint story (usually when the laundry has won our ongoing battle) and I long to go on an adventure far, far away when I feel like my life is stuck in a rut (I want my family to come with me, sometimes). But lately I just want to go to my WIP and create all the things I long for there.

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    1. I've been entirely immersed in my WIP lately too. Maybe why I feel like getting out there and doing.

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  7. This is so fun, Wendy! I have to admit, I'm not very adventurous. And right now, I think I'm in the mood to spend some time in quiet contemplation at a Benedictine retreat - so that says a lot! ;)

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    1. Whale watching, then the retreat, okay! I'm in.
      ~ Wendy

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  8. I swing into adventurous moods from time to time. My most current mood that crops up is the need for a long road trip. I love the non-stop hours of looking out the window, seeing new sites, and talking to my husband. It may not sound particularly adventurous, but then again, trips with my family are never run-of-the-mill.

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    1. Car trips are where most of our family words come from. We love 'em. And I so get it. A long road trip does wonders for the imagination and filling up on beautiful sights.

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  9. I'm not an adventurer by nature, but generally once I try something more adventurous, I end up really enjoying it! I went up in a hot air balloon as a kid - it was pretty awesome. :)

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    1. DH surprised me for our honeymoon. Loved it! Never forget it.
      Up, up, and away!
      ~ Wendy

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  10. Loved this!! I think whether or not I have an adventurous spirit somewhat depends on the day. :) I think of all the moods you mentioned, though, the one I've *never* felt is the mood to run a marathon, half- or otherwise. :) Hehehe...

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    1. Yeah, the marathon usually comes when I'm hyper stressed and it has been a while since I've had a good workout.

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  11. I'm not overly adventurous, but traveling around the world? I see a trip in our future, my friend. :)

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    1. O O. I see that trip, too! So needed and me sooo excited.
      ~ Wendy

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  12. Hi.

    I'd love to ask for your prayers on behalf of my agent & her family as well as some other dear writer friends that live in CO. The fires have been brutal out there. Please pray for reprieve, multiplied sleep for the firefighters, and God's mercy and love.

    Every single second we live is one more second to be grateful about something.
    ~ Wendy

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  13. there's awesome whale watching an hour from where I live. You're all invited.
    :)

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