Finding Adventure Wherever You Can
Lately my style is basics thrown together and “dressed up” with a pair of heels. It's effortless and comfortable. Wait, did I say "lately"? I mean comfort with a side of glam is my kind of my favorite thing. All you need are the right pieces to make it work. This light and breezy tunic is so easy to throw on. It pairs beautifully with scarves and big necklaces but this simple minimalism is just right. But the real game changer are block heels. Hello, comfort! I thought wedges were the thing but these are ten times better. Who would have thought I’d be touting heels for comfort?
The reason I'm always on the hunt for comfortable basics is because I need these clothes to take me places. And who has time to sit in a too tight, too loose, too awful outfit for a weekend road trip? Getting out and exploring is my favorite weekend activity. I would make it my full time job if I didn't have this odd love for math, reading, and teasing little kids on the daily.
My favorite adventures are never big, thought out, or overly planned. Every time I talk about planning a new adventure, people always ask, “But isn’t it stressful? How do you find things to do?” You have to find adventure wherever you can. To me that means looking close to home and in little corners of the world. I've gone on antiquing road trips on winding country roads and sipped on beers in Victorian mansions. So how do you do find adventure wherever you can?
1 Keep tabs on new things in your neighborhood.
With social media, being in the know is easier than ever. Find accounts in your area on twitter and instagram that regularly share fun new spots. I like to keep a note called “Places to Go” in Google Keep to check whenever I’m craving a mini adventure. If you’re in Philadelphia, give Uwishunu a follow or search #whyilovephilly on instagram. For New Jersey, I love the Jersey Collective and New Jersey Isn’t Boring.
2 Look outside of your normal spots.
We all get stuck in our ruts. You have restaurants you love and activities that you already know are fun. To have a new adventure, seek out somewhere new. It can be as wild as a new town or new city. Or keep it as simple as dinner at that restaurant you drive by every day but have never been in. Over Memorial Day weekend, we finally went out to central PA to visit two breweries. With a little research, we landed on top of the coolest historic building eating a brick oven pizza.
3 Keep an open-mind.
This is probably the hardest one for me. I can get anxious in situations where I don’t know how to do anything. Yes, I’m a bit type-A. But when I open up and decide to go with the flow, I usually have the best adventures. So say to yourself, “This is going to be awesome.” If you're on the fence, go with yes and think about it later. When you're having an adventure, it's best to just do it and think about it later.