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