Art to Inspire: A Time for Adventure

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Wake up. Brush your teeth. Get dressed. Have a cup of coffee (or tea). Maybe even a bagel. And then get your work day started.

Sound familiar?

We all fall into routines. Good or bad. It happens. And that is perfectly okay. Routines can be a great thing – they keep us organized, on task, and give structure to an otherwise unstructured day.

BUT if those structured days that you’ve come to know feel more like a rut than a routine, its time to make a change.

What kind of change? A simple shift toward becoming an adventurer.

Do something completely out of the ordinary, something far from the “normal” day to day tasks of your business. Something that is for sheer pleasure or inspiration. And, most importantly, something that reminds you of your passions, not your obligations.

When it comes to adventure, there are no limitations. It can be as small as taking a Photoshop course at your local college (you’ve always wanted to take it and although it has nothing to do with your current creative pursuits, there is truly no time like the present. so get to it) OR as big as packing up all your belonging and moving across the country to a new place with new opportunities (this is something that I literally just did myself – I moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Seattle, Washington on September 23).

Believe it or not, taking the time to do something that seems like it’s “just for you” and completely unrelated to your biz can end up positively affecting your creative work exponentially. So give it a try…what do you have to lose?

Being an adventurer will not only bring you back to your day to day with a fresh perspective, it will also re-ignite the flame that has been dimming for some time.

So, what kind of adventurer will you be?

Leave your response in the comments below.

6 thoughts on “Art to Inspire: A Time for Adventure

  1. My mornings sound precisely as you described it (so routinetly confortable, but sometimes so tasteless). Last Wednesday with my partner we decided to get up before sunrise, go for a walk and take pictures (we love taking pix)… not only we made some among our best pictures (!), but the new “adventure” made our day bright with a new light! So inspiring and so exciting!

  2. LOVE this post! The cool thing is that an adventure doesn’t have to be a big thing–sometimes a little thing like an early morning walk can change your attitude. It’s about keeping a fresh point of view. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Hey Brittni – Love this post!

    I just arrived in Miami, FL 2 months ago (a far cry from my home in PA/NJ) to pursue a PhD in chemistry (if that’s not an adventure, then I don’t know what is!). Even after a few short weeks, this brand new place is starting to feel like home. It helps that we punctuate our week with little outings to get to know the area better. For example, we love food, so my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip up to a local food truck rally and try as many dishes as we could! It’s little events like this that help us to get out, get inspired and break up the monotony of the work week :)

  4. A great post!

    I used to be a bit adventurer, as I picked up and moved from Australia to Japan a couple of times and jumped into starting new businesses.

    Now with a little one at home to consider the risk seems higher, the adventure seems harder to do. So yes, I’d like to have some little adventures.

    My latest was joining a silversmithing class, something that while I’m sure it will help my business in the long term, for now is just for me. Those 3 hours a week are special little carved out spaces of time for me and to make pieces just for me.

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