It’s Time to Awaken Your Spirit of Adventure

Life is full of countless adventures. There are so many different kinds of people to meet, places to go, and experiences to be had. But some of us pass through life so concerned about what could be, and don’t live the experiences that they truly want to live.

Fear can be a paralyzing thing, if we let it.

In 2012 I was working as a nurse in Northwest Arkansas. Life was great, family and friends nearby, good pay, my favorite gym 5 minutes up the road and all the commodities around me.

One day I was at work and I snuck into the break room to have lunch and get the latest updates on Facebook. Within seconds I came across an article that said,

“Why you should travel young”

As I was reading this something lit up on the inside of me. I was happy working my job, but I craved adventure.

I wanted to see the world, but I found myself stuck in the normal pattern of life. My spirit was asleep and without a hesitation or doubt in that moment I knew the sleeper must awaken.

I left the break room and said instantly,

“I don’t care if I have to go live in a hut in Africa, I am going to go abroad and I’m going to have an and adventure of a lifetime.”

What if’s and doubts flooded through my mind many times after I left that break room. However, the passion and adventurous spirit within me grew.  I made a plan and within six months I was on an airplane from Arkansas to Spain, without knowing a single word of Spanish and off to start my adventure.

Little did I know at the time how much this leap of faith would actually change the whole course of my life forever.

Since I got on that plane in 2013, I have been able to travel the world, connecting with people of all different ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.

I have been blessed to have made friends from all over the world and I’m living the life that I’ve always imagined.


  • What kind of dreams do you have for your life? 
  • What do you know you want to do, but still have not done it yet? 


Don’t let the sleeper sleep another day. Go out and create the life of adventure that you’ve always imagined. The sleeper must awaken.


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